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Jenny Bescoby trained as a paper conservator at Camberwell College of Art and joined the Western Art on Paper studio at the British Museum in 1990. She works mainly on prints, drawings and watercolours and has a special interest in the conservation of Old Master drawings. She is the conservation contact for the Department of Prints and Drawings and is responsible for condition checking works of art on paper for national and international loans.
- Quattrocento Italian Drawings - a conservation and technical study of fifteenth century Italian drawings, using non-destructive techniques
- Conservation of John White watercolours for A New World: England’s first view of America exhibition
- Conservation of Michelangelo drawings for the recent exhibition Closer to the Master
Membership of professional bodies
- Accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON)
J. Bescoby, J. Rayner, J. Ambers, and D. Hook, ‘New visions of a new world: the conservation and analysis of the John White watercolours’ The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin Vol 1, (London, Archetype Publications Ltd. in association with the British Museum, 2007), pp. 9-22