Judith Gowland ACR

Following an education and career in immunology, Judith Gowland gained a BA in Art History from the Open University and an MA Conservation Fine Art (Paper) from the University of Northumbria. Since then she has practised paper conservation, setting up her own studio in 1992. In her studio practice she has worked for a large range of private clients and public institutions including National Railway Museum, York Minster Library, Henry Moore Foundation, RHS – Lindley Library and Red Cross Museum.  She recently exhibited her work on an important collection of fire-damaged 20th century watercolours and drawings at the Museum of Everything exhibition at Kunsthal, Rotterdam.

Judith is an Accredited Conservator of the Institute of Paper Conservation, an Accredited Member of  the International Organisation of Paper Conservators and Co-ordinator of the Independent Paper Conservators’ Group on Google.


  • 1990, MA , Conservation Fine Art (Paper), University of Northumbria
  • 1989, BA Art History, Open University
  • 1970, PhD Transplantation Immunology, The London Hospital
  • 1967, BSc (Hons) Zoology/Botany with Chemistry, University of London



Paper Conservation

  • 2000 – 2015,  Studio practice also in association with Jane McAusland.
  • 1996 -99: Part-time with Jane McAusland.
  • 1993 – 1999,  Part-time; part of a team of British, French, Dutch conservators conserving works on paper at Stichting Victor de Stuers, Netherlands.
  • 1992, Set up own studio.
  • 1992, With Elisabeth Nijhoff Asser  (Amsterdam).
  • 1991, Intern with Rijksmuseum Printenkabinet.
  • 1991, Intern with Jane McAusland.
  • 1990, Intern with Allyson Macdermott.
  • 1989, The Rijksmuseum Prentenkabinet , Amsterdam.


  • 1971- 85, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Dept. of Immunology. Lecturer and Research Fellow.
  • 1967 – 71, The London Hospital Medical College, Dept. Bacteriology & Immunology. Lecturer .



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