About Kelvin

Kelvin has been working as an object conservator for over thirty-five years and though accredited through the Furniture Section of UKIC, he has specialised in the conservation of ship models and carved wood. His work also includes gilding, conservation of old boats (not waterlogged wood), bone/ivory work and fine non-ferrous metalwork.

Conservation client list includes:- The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; The New National Maritime Museum, Falmouth; The Museum in Docklands, London; The National Trust, Ipswich Museum, Whitby Museum, The Norfolk Museums Service as well as many private clients.

In addition to conservation work Kelvin also takes on commissions to build ship models and dioramas, mainly for museum/exhibition display. HIs long experience of ship model conservation has given him a great insight into how traditional models were built, he tend to use these traditional techniques and materials rather than the modern plastics now available and very popular with commercial modelmakers.

Modelmaking client list includes:- The National Maritime Museum, Museum in Docklands, St Lucia Air and Seaports Authority, Liverpool and London Insurance Company, Newport Museum and P&O Cruising.

Kelvin standing with his restored ships figurehead

Next Steps...

Send Kelvin an email to discuss your restoration project.