UK’s arts and museum conservators gather to discuss new ways of protecting the world’s heritage

On 11th June the UK’s leading museum and gallery conservators came together in London for an evening of discussion and workshops hosted by industry-leaders Tru Vue and John Jones.

The event included an expert panel discussion, a practical conservation workshop and a behind-the-scenes tour of John Jones conservation studio, organised by Tru Vue and John Jones to introduce innovative new ways of protecting and displaying the world’s most valuable artworks and relics.



Keynote speakers:


Hugh Phibbs, Consultant and former Preparator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Phibbs is renowned in the field of paper and organic material preservation. For the first time in the UK, Phibbs will deliver a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to create climate controlled framing. Phibbs has previously given this hugely popular workshop at institutions including The Louvre, MoMa, the Harvard Libraries and the Smithsonian Museums of Art.


Matthew Jones, John Jones Chairman with Craig Horsfall, Head of Conservation at John Jones, UK

Jones took on his family business in 2002. The company is known as Europe’s leading provider of museum-quality framing and conservation to galleries and museums including Victoria Miro, Hamiltons and V&A, and many private and corporate collections. Jones will discuss what makes a quality frame and what conservators should look for when contracting for framing services. Matthew will be joined on the panel by Craig Horsfall, Head of Conservation at John Jones.


Stuart Welch, Founder and Development Director at Conservation by Design, UK

Welch is regarded as one of the UK’s most innovative creators of conservational displays for the museum and heritage industry. Welch will be presenting the Enigma Frame® concept, a new large-scale conservation technology developed for the preservation of papyrus in Cairo.


The panel was chaired by Dr. Jennifer Booth, Tru Vue® Museum and Conservation Liaison, and followed by a Q&A session. The event was screened live for international audiences between 18:00 and 20:00 BST at


All media enquiries should be directed to Fiona Livesey at Midas Public Relations

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Notes to Editors:

A drinks reception and panel discussion at The Arts Building hosted by Tru Vue® and John Jones

Innovations in Framing and Sealed Packages

John Jones, The Arts Building, Morris Place, N4 3JG, London, United Kingdom

Thursday, 11 June 2015



About Tru Vue

Tru Vue has 40+ years of engineering excellence in glass and acrylic glazing that meets the aesthetic and conservation needs of fine artists, private collectors, and museums around the world for displaying works of art. Tru Vue  is a leader in both UV protection, as well as anti-reflective and specialty glazing products, including Optium® Acrylic Glazing and UltraVue® Laminated Glass, and longstanding corporate supporter of the arts and preventive conservation education, partnering with art organizations worldwide.


The company is located in McCook, Illinois, and in Faribault, Minnesota, and is part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc.


Find us online:


Twitter: @optiumtruvue

LinkedIn: Tru Vue®  Glazing for Fine Artists, Museums and Private Collections





About John Jones

John Jones are global leaders in the presentation and protection of art. Established in north London in the 1960s, John Jones is family-owned and family-run business encompassing highly skilled craftspeople, conservators, technicians and designers. John Jones services include bespoke picture framing, fine art conservation, and collection management.


John Jones operates from The Arts Building in London’s Finsbury Park, a six-storey New York style warehouse offering state-of-the-art facilities. With an international reputation for commitment to the care of art, John Jones has become the trusted partner of some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, galleries and collectors.


Find us online:


Twitter: @JohnJonesLondon

Facebook: JohnjonesLtd

LinkedIn: John Jones Ltd