Society Committee

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Society Committee

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Andrew Bush
Hon. Chair


Paper conservator working for the National Trust, especially interested in conservation and techniques of production.

Christine Woods
Hon. Vice-Chair and Editor of The Wallpaper History Review


Former Curator (Wallpapers) at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester. Research interests: the UK wallpaper industry, organisation, production, marketing and cultural significance 1870-1970.

Phillippa Mapes
Hon. Secretary


Qualified conservator of historic wallpapers, and former preventative conservator for English Heritage. Currently studying for a PhD at Leicester University in the history of the 18th Century wallpaper trade.

Rowena Beighton-Dykes

Treasurer


Family background in decorating since the early 19th century. BA (Hons):Textile Design,MA: Country House Studies.Research focuses on the socio-economic context of 19th century wallpaper.

Sharon J Whitehurst


Sharon J Whitehurst has been producing bespoke hand crafted wallpapers and fabrics for many years. She started her first studio at Maws Craft Centre in Shropshire after studying printed textiles at Royal College of Art. The studio is renowned for their bold colours and graphic simplicity combined with traditional screen printing methods.

Pauline Birdsall
Membership Secretary


House and furniture restoration blogger, particular interest in historical architectural and interior design and decorative arts.

Michelle Ledward


Chemist working as Head of Research & Development at Graham and Brown Ltd, interested in production techniques and ink technology.

Stephen Levrant


Architect specialising exclusively in historic built environment. Principal of Heritage Architecture, long standing committee member with a particular interest in embossed finishes, and interiors.

Matthew Meadows


Artist, curator and writer working with prison arts (Freeflow Arts) with a creative practice mostly concerned with hand-printed wallpaper dealing with political/commemorative themes.

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