Michael Robinson Michael is also a Fellow of the IIC and BAPCR. He has lectured at
the Courtauld Institute, the former SSCR and the BAPCR, and has written articles
for the BAPCR journal. Michael is our modern paintings specialist. He has been with
Cooke and Sons since 1981.
Simon Padfield Simon is a Fellow of BAPCR , and has an MA in the Conservation of
Paintings. He was founding editor of The Picture Restorer, the journal of the BAPCR,
from its inception in 1992 until 2008. Like Philip, Simon has served on the Council
of the BAPCR . He joined Cooke and Sons in 1990.
Luke Williams Luke is our newest member of staff, and specializes in the cleaning
and restoration of all types of oil paintings.
With such an experienced and comparatively large team, Cooke and Sons is able to
innovate and develop many new techniques for dealing with the broad and ever-changing
problems encountered in twenty-first century paintings conservation, as well as refining
and perfecting traditional ones.
The IIC is the international body for conservators of all disciplines, and exists
to promote the knowledge, methods and working standards needed to protect and preserve
historic and artistic works throughout the world. Fellows are elected from long-standing
members by ballot, by other Fellows. The BAPCR is the professional body for practising
paintings conservators, based in the UK, and administers an accreditation system,
Fellowship, which is awarded following an examination of a candidate’s work by other