Working for museums, heritage bodies, historic houses, archaeological units, churches, and private individuals.
Julia Park-Newman is an Institute of Conservation accredited conservator/restorer with 37 years experience in conservation and collection care.
I believe that objects of historic and aesthetic importance should be preserved by attention to their care and environment, and through minimal interference. Treatments are always researched and chosen with the future of the object in mind. All work is undertaken either on site or in my secure and fully insured studio where visitors are welcome by prior appointment.
John Newman Archaeological Services, specializing in archaeological evaluations and monitoring related to planning application requirements, can be contacted through the contacts page.
- Archaeological conservation from investigative conservation of metals and organic materials to preparation and specifications for display
- Ethnographic and World Art collections: painted wood, papier mache, leather, feathers, basketry, ceramic, stone, and composite materials
- Decorative arts: restoration and conservation of lacquer, gilding, polychromy, and artists' materials
- Historical objects: social and industrial: composite and modern materials
Collections Management assessment and plan:
- Condition assessment surveys
- Reports and Management Plans
- Preventative conservation assessment and reports
- Practical and theoretical training and talks
- Preparation for display, storage and transit
Collections Management, Care and Training
Ethnographic collection (loom and talisman necklace) packed for transit.
After a morning looking at collection care and packing methods this group of volunteers prepared objects for packing. The objects were then moved to store whilst building work was carried out on the Museum. Conservation Services also set the tender for a new storage facility.
Reconstruction of a crushed and distorted Anglo-Saxon horse head. Also conservation to archaeological small finds and consultant for the display environment and installation.
Here Conservation Services worked as the Consultant to supply a Collections Management Plan and compatible Access database for a condition audit which was designed for both training and use by volunteers. The Cathedral made a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid.