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CV: DR. JONATHAN KEMP
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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November 2015 - present
Editor of The Journal of the Institute of Conservation
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September 2009 - present
Independent Senior Conservator/Project Manager/Consultant
Projects include:

  • Conservation maintenance on the Cooper's Row section of the
    Roman/Medieval London Wall, 2013 - 2016
  • Independent advisor for the Conservation Plan for Cais do Valongo,
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014-2015
  • Stone conservation works with Sarah Healey-Dilkes Conservation,
    Medieval Oriel Window polychromed panels, St Johns College, Cambridge, 2014
  • Senior Conservator (occasional) to Graciela Ainsworth Conservation on the
    De Maiano Terracotta Roundel Conservation Project, Hampton Court Palace 2011 & 2013
  • Consolidation of stone substrate to Augustus Pugin's 1845 West Tofts Church, Norfolk, 2013
  • Structural repair and conservation of Henry Moore's Reclining Figure: Lincoln Center,
    Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, Canada, 2010
  • Occasional conservator, Graciela Ainsworth Conservation on the Elgin Plaster Cast
    Conservation Project, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, 2009 - 2010
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    August 2007 - ongoing
    Independent Conservation Advisor
    Contracted by the Dept. of Heritage & Tourism, Taq-e Bostan, Kermanshah, Iran. Conservation Survey and Treatment Advisory Report on the Sassanian Monument complex.
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    January 2005 - February 2006, January 2009 - April 2011, October 2012 - July 2013
    Part Time Tutor in Stone Conservation
    Teaching Under/Post Graduate Degree students, City & Guilds London Art School Conservation Dept., London.
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    April 2006 - September 2009
    Senior Conservator
    Victoria and Albert Museum Sculpture Conservation Dept., London.
    Senior project conservator mainly responsible for the de-installation, conservation, and re-installation of large scale monuments for the new British and Medieval & Renaissance galleries, including a large scale Italian Renaissance lime stucco equestrian monument; an Italian Renaissance lime stucco ceiling; an Italian Renaissance wall fountain; and several 15-18th Century English and European marble and alabaster wall and floor memorials.
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    July - September 2008
    Independent Senior Conservator/Project Manager
    Conservation of architectural details on First Court, St John's College, University of Cambridge, England.
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    November 2004 - January 2006
    Contract Sculpture Conservator
    Working on sculptures and monuments made from Coade stone, architectural ceramic, terracotta, and a range of historic artificial stones and conglomerates for Coade Ltd.
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    August 2002 - October 2004
    Senior Sculpture Conservator
    Studio and site work with a team of up to eight conservators for Graciela Ainsworth Conservation, working a range of stone, marble and ceramic objects, monuments and architectural features throughout collections and institutions within Scotland and the North of England.
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    July 2004 - September 2004
    Senior Conservator
    Contracted by the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Texas, USA: Stelae Project, Chersonesos, Ukraine – setting up a project to conserve some of the polychromed stelae that are part of Ukraine's National Treasure.
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    November 2000 - July 2002
    Private Sculpture Conservator, Barcelona, Spain
    Clients included: Instituto Nacional del Patriminio Historico de Espana; Generalitat de Barcelona; and private clients within Catalunya, Spain. Self employed conservator working on institutional/government contracts within Catalunya, Spain including projects with Medieval frescos, wall paintings, sgraffitto and sculpture collections.
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    1996 - 1998
    Private Sculpture Conservator, Barcelona, Spain
    Museo del Arte, Sabadell; Generalitat de Barcelona; private clients.
    Working on public and private projects within Catalunya, Spain including sculpture and architectural detail; contract work in Scotland for Graciela Ainsworth Conservation.
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    1991 - 1996; 1998 - 2000
    Senior Sculpture Conservator
    Working for Graciela Ainsworth Conservation managing a team of up to six conservators on a range of stone, marble and ceramic objects, monuments and architectural features throughout collections and institutions within Scotland and the North of England.
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    1989 - 1991
    Sculpture Conservator
    National Trust Statuary Workshop (now Cliveden Conservation). Working on a range of stone, marble and ceramic objects from various National Trust collections.

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    EDUCATION
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    2009 – 2013
    PhD Experimental Media Art, University of Westminster.

    2002 – 2003
    MSc Electronic Imaging, University of Dundee.

    1988 – 1989
    PGDip Stone Conservation, Weymouth College.

    1987 – 1988
    CGLI Architectural Stone Carving, Weymouth College.

    1981 – 1984
    BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Nottingham