Angela cleaning Sir ThomasAngela Geary BA (Hons.) MA PhD (RCA), AGFAR’s proprietor, has over 25 years of experience in fine art restoration and conservation. Angela holds an MA in Conservation, Following which, she was awarded a two year internship position at Tate Britain. She subsequently gained a PhD in conservation research from the Royal College of Art in London. Having previously run a successful conservation business in London and following over a decade in academic research and teaching, she has established a practice in the South West. Her experience encompasses a broad range of historical periods from the Gothic to the present day, including particular expertise in Venetian Seventeenth Century, British Nineteenth Century painting and Modern and Contemporary Art. Artists works she has treated include Marc Quinn, Pablo Picasso, Eugéne Boudin, Sir Peter Lely and William Hogarth. Angela Geary is a member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

Selected publications for Angela:

Geary A. and Catanese P. (2012) CNC Printmaking: Digital Manufacturing Processes in Printmaking, Bloomsbury.
Geary A. (2009) “Digital Physicality – Exploring Hybrid Practices in Intaglio Printmaking”, 97th International CAA Conference, Los Angeles, February, 2009.
Hallett K., Geary A., Roberts, Z. and Julian-Lees S. (2008) “The De Maiano Roundels: An Analytical 3D Documentation and Visualisation Study” in: Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks, Eds. Marta Castillejo Pablo Moreno Javier Ruiz Roxana Radvan Mohamed Oujja, Taylor & Francis.
Geary A. (2007) “Enhanced Study and Training for Museums through Virtual Touch”, chapter in Ed. Pye, E., The power of Touch: Handling in Museums and Heritage Contexts, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Geary A., Harrison J.P., Pullen D. and Mao, M. (2007) “Creative Limits: Applying Finite Element Analysis to Assess Static Stress in a Large-Scale Stone Sculpture by Henry Moore”, ICHIM 2007: Digital Culture and Heritage, Archives & Museum Informatics, Toronto, Canada.
Geary A. and Sandy M. (2004) “A Haptic Training Simulation for Paper Conservation: Preliminary Results“, Eurohaptics Proceedings, Springer-Verlag, Munich. [bg_faq_end]

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith joins the studio this year as a Conservation Assistant. She is reading Art History at the University of Warwick and is presently in her second year of study. Charlotte was a student of The Blue School in Wells, Somerset. She previously undertook work experience at Angela Geary Fine Art Restoration as a student volunteer and is interested in developing her skills and knowledge in art restoration and conservation of frames and paintings. She brings painting techniques knowledge from her studies at Warwick and is looking forward to the next phase of the course based on location in Venice, Italy. Charlotte has volunteer experience working with the Children of Chernobyl Charity in Wells and the British Heart Foundation.