CV of Decorative Art Services co-ordinator Alex Schouvaloff


Paper Conservation, Camberwell School of Art

History of Art, Manchester University

Restoration & Conservation of Decorative Surfaces,

London College of Furniture: 1st Class Honours


Work placements in Hermitage and Pushkin Museums, St. Petersburg

Restoration of Cistercian Charter house, Padova

Colin Piper Furniture Conservation

Frame Conservator  National Maritime Museum

Lacquer consultant West Dean College

Senior Lecturer London Metropolitan University (Restoration & Conservation)

Lecturer in Lacquer & Japanning, Wood Conservation, City & Guilds of London Art School

ICON  Gilding & Decorative Surfaces Group - Committee Editor and Japanning Short Course Delivery



Bank of England

Barbican Arts Centre

Colchester Museum Service

Courtauld Institute

Eddy Bardawil

Foundling Museum

Geffrye Museum

Hatfield House 

Haynes Motor Museum

Holburne Museum   

Maggs Brothers

Peter Petrou                   

Royal Artillery Museum

Tony Stone


'Notes on the Ethics of Cleaning and Retouching a Japanned Clock case in the Context of a Commercial

Conservation Practise' (UKIC Conservation News, March 1997)

'A Hypothetical Study of Problems Associated with Scientific Analysis, with Particular Reference to Japanned

Clock Cases' (UKIC Conservation News, July 1997)

'Treatment Options for Japanned Surfaces' (UKIC Conservation News, November 1997)

'How to Look After Antique Furniture' (Guide Magazine, September 1997)

'Notes on Japanning' (UKIC Conservation News, July 2000)

‘Is it acceptable for Western Conservators to use Urushi for the restoration and conservation of Lacquer

Objects?’  (ICON News, In Practice, January 2007)

‘The Geffrye Museum’s Blue Japanned Corner Cabinet‘   (ICON News, In Practice, July 2007)

Contributor to and editor of ICON Leaflet: ‘The Care and Conservation of Framing, Gilding and Decorative

Surfaces’ (April 2012)

Book Review: East Asian Lacquer: Material Culture, Science and Conservation  - Archetype in association with

V&A (ICON News)

Filmed by Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) for “Art of Japan Abroad: Japanese Export Lacquer”  (16th

February 2011)

Alex Schouvaloff - Restorer/Conservator/Lecturer