Artefacts Conservation Services is a private practice specialising in objects conservation, established in 2004. Stephen Umpleby (ACR) is accredited by the Institute of Conservation and the practice is listed on the Conservation Register.
Stephen has previously worked for a number of museums and heritage organisations, including National Museums Scotland, National Museum of American Indian, Museum of London and National Trust.
He is currently associate objects conservator for the National Conservation Service and is an ICON PACR assessor.
Artefacts Conservation Services provides a high quality service in all aspects of objects conservation and undertakes the conservation of a wide range of materials and objects types (both organic and inorganic), including social history, ethnography, natural history, decorative and applied arts.
Additional services include mounting objects for exhibition and display (fabricating museum quality display mounts and installation), condition assessments and surveys of individual objects and collections, recommendations for exhibition, loan and storage and future care and packing objects for transit, handling collections and storage.
Conservation work is undertaken both on-site or from a fully equipped studio based in Surrey with full insurance cover.
Artefacts Conservation Services has undertaken work for a wide range of museums, institutions, heritage organisations, churches and private collections, with clients including;
National Trust, National Trust for Scotland, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Historic Royal Palaces, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Yorkshire Museum, Liverpool Museums, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, National Museums Scotland, Glasgow Museums, Hunterian Museum (Glasgow), Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Geographical Society, Wallace Collection, Blenheim Palace, Canterbury Museum, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Nursing, Bishopsgate Institute, Barbican Art Gallery, National Army Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Dundee University, Chiddingstone Castle, Eton School, Folkestone Museum, Scottish Maritime Museum, McManus Galleries, Stoke Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Wallace Collection, Woking Lightbox, Lincoln’s Inn, London Transport Museum, Windsor and Royal Borough Museum, Wedgwood Museum Trust, Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Please contact us to discuss your conservation or mountmaking requirements or for treatment proposals and estimates.