Thank you to our Officers, Council and member volunteers.
Philip Mould OBE
Thank you to our wonderful judges, Dr Victoria Button and Alan Derbyshire.
Currently: Director of Alan Derbyshire Art Conservation Ltd., - specialising in the Conservation of Portrait Miniatures and Works of Art on Paper. I work for various dealers, private collectors as well as many institutions around the world.
Previously: joined the V&A Museum as a Paper Conservator in 1983 and became Head of Paper, Books and Paintings conservation until leaving in 2020. 2017 - 2019 External Examiner for the MA in Conservation of Fine Art, University of Northumbria, Newcastle. In 2018 awarded the Plowden Medal for significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession and in particular, to the field of Paper Conservation and the Conservation of Portrait Miniatures.
Enquirer article by Anthony J. Lester FRSA
Society (RMS), is always an endearing occasion. Taking place from 28th June to
8th July at the Bankside Gallery (next to Tate Modern), Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH, it is the world’s foremost showcase for contemporary miniature art.
With a maximum size of 6 x 4 inches (15.24 x 10.16 cm), the painting of miniatures demands self-discipline, for where large pictures give some latitude in composition, miniatures are unforgiving of the least mistake; a tolerance of even a millimetre is hardly permitted. Apart from their quality and beauty, they have much appeal because of their size and, with stunning works available from a few hundred pounds, affordability is an enticement too.
Anthony J. Lester, FRSA
Call for archive material
Like many venerable art societies, the RMS was proud of its historical archives; however, during World War II their London headquarters were bombed resulting in the loss of these records.
For some years the organisation has been trying to gather together a complete run of the Society's annual exhibition catalogues but we still need the following years: 1914-1920, 1922-1924, 1927, 1940-1943, 1945, 1948 and 1950.
The Society would be delighted to hear from anybody who has copies of these missing catalogues - even photocopies would be adequate for archive purposes.
If anybody can help please contact the RMS Archivist, Anthony Lester - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your news, exhibitions and events...
If you are a member please let us know about your shows, events & exhibitions, we would love to hear from you!
Please include a few pictures and a short written piece about your event.
Discusses his miniature carvings and the
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers.
In Augusts issue of Woodcarving Magazine...
Dominic Fonde ARMS
Gallery Arai: 14-20 Koshien 6bancho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8176 Japan