Julie Phippard


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Julie joined the British Museum in 2007 as its first Preventive conservator. Her main areas of responsibility include managing the environmental monitoring system, which records conditions in galleries and stores, and co-ordinating the integrated pest management programme to protect the collection from insect pest damage. Julie also co-ordinates the programme for testing storage and display materials to ensure they are safe to use with the collection. She advises on temporary exhibitions, permanent gallery redevelopments, loans, storage projects and emergency planning.

Julie worked at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto before moving to the UK, where she worked as a Preventive conservator at Historic Royal Palaces before joining the British Museum.

Current projects

Optimisation of the long term storage conditions of a collection of plastic shadow puppets

Evaluation of selected liquid sealants to seal MDF

Oddy Testing Service- A Review of Testing Methods and the Results Database

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON) - www.icon.org.uk

Member of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) - www.iiconservation.org

Member of the Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC) - www.cac-accr.ca