Julian is the founder and CEO of International Conservation Services.

He is deeply networked within the conservation profession and the wider cultural heritage sector both nationally and internationally. He regularly writes, speaks and commentates on conservation matters and museum policy.

Julian trained in furniture conservation after completing a degree in theology at Oxford University.  In Australia, he worked at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney before establishing ICS in 1987.

Julian has a particular interest in the interface between conservation and the context in which artefacts, collections and buildings are placed. This involves interaction with a wide range of associate disciplines and sectors. Julian is passionate about the conservation profession and the work conservators undertake.  Since 2014 Julian has played a key role in promoting sustainability in the conservation sector, including leading discussions on environmental guidelines in museums and galleries and running climate action workshops on achieving Net Zero.

On the international stage, Julian is the President of IIC (International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic works). He is also Chair of the David Roche Foundation in Adelaide, President of ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), and was a board member of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) for 10 years.

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