Recent Projects 2018


A New Era, Scottish Modern Art 1900- 1950    Gallery of Modern Art Two, NGS

Lead Conservator     Install November 2017 – De-install May 2018

NOW 2                         Gallery of Modern Art One, National Galleries of Scotland

Lead Conservator             Install October 2017 – De-install February 2018

BP Portrait Award            National Portrait Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland

Lead Conservator            Install December 2017 – De-install April 2018

Ages of Wonder             National Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland

Lead Conservator             De-install January 2018

Decanting of a Gallery

  • Royal Holloway, University of London                                 Dec 15- February 16

Lead conservator in the decant and re-installation of the entire picture gallery prior to and post transit relating to the installation of a new lighting system and preventive conservation measures.


  • Scottish Collection – National Galleries of Scotland                             Oct 17- Jan 18

I undertook part of a survey of all Scottish paintings held by NGS [not including the Portrait Gallery]. All of this surveying was undertaken on-site at the store in Granton.

Condition Reports

  • Old Master and British Picture Department, Christie’s,London              June 2018

Freelance conservation consultant – writing condition reports on the majority of lots in the bi-annual Old Master and British Picture Sales and separate House Sales. 1999-ongoing

  • Painting Collection – Guildhall, Guildford Surrey                                     March 2016

Lead conservator in a project to assess the condition and provide estimates for the conservation of the painting collection. This was undertaken while the paintings were hanging in the medieval interior. I prepared a method statement outlining the work and arranged art-handling, scaffolding, additional conservators and an engineer to load test the existing hanging fittings.


  • National Galleries of Scotland                                                     Oct 17- January 2018

During my contract I oversaw the loans programme – both requested and outgoing loans. This involved writing around thirty condition reports on paintings and sculpture.

  • National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway         March 15 Outgoing and returning loan condition checking for a Edvard Munch painting in London.