Lara Artemis

collection care manager
London, United Kingdom

Lara Artemis, ACR, is an accredited conservator and is responsible for managing the Collection Care team and exhibition loans registration at the Parliamentary Archives; and consults on the preservation of House of Lords and House of Commons Libraries collections at the Houses of Parliament.  Previous to this, Lara worked at the Wellcome Trust in London as a book and paper conservator, where she also managed the library’s exhibitions loan registration programme, collection care interns and was collection care project leader for various collections migration and digitisation programmes. She worked as a book and paper conservator in the Book Treasures Studio at the British Library for four years; and for five years worked as a manuscripts conservator at the National Archives, UK, where she began her specialist interest in parchment conservation. She is on the Institute of Conservation’s Journal editorial panel and recently initiated ICONs vellum and parchment addition of the journal.  She is an ICON Trustee, PACR mentor, an accreditation assessor and works closely with the emerging professional. She has an MA Medieval History degree from the University of London and a BA Conservation of Arts degree from Camberwell School of Art, London, and a pre-degree Fine Art Foundation.