Contact Details

Adam Webster
Collections Services
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3225

Staff Name

Adam Webster

Job Title

Chief Conservator Art, Natural Sciences & Preventive Conservation

Areas of Responsibility:

Conservation of easel paintings. Management of conservation staff responsible for art, natural sciences and preventive conservation.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

  • BA Hons English and Related Literature (York)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings (Courtauld Institute of Art)
  • Accredited Member of Icon

Research Interests

Primary interest in the development of practical skills in the conservation of easel paintings and artist’s materials and techniques. Work in the past has included research into structural treatments of paintings on canvas supports, technical examination of works by Turner in the collection and the conservation and restoration of panel paintings dating from 1590.  Work on the materials and techniques of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the museum’s collection is ongoing.


Practical conservation, artist’s materials and techniques, structural conservation, cleaning, retouching.

Selected Publications

Webster, A. 2016 Book Review, Painting in Britain 1500-1630, Production, Influences and Patronage. Journal of the Institute of Conservation, 73-74.

Webster, A. 2013, Guest Editor, The Picture Restorer, British Association of Picture Restorers, Number 43.

Webster, A. 2012, Guest Editor, The Picture Restorer, British Association of Picture Restorers, Number 41.

Contributions to: C.M. Kauffmann revised by Susan Jenkins with contributions by Marjorie E.Wieseman 2009, Catalogue of Paintings in the Wellington Musuem, Apsley House, English Heritage and Paul Holberton.