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Mr Harry Metcalf

Paper Conservator

Harry Metcalf is an accredited conservator primarily responsible for the Fitzwilliam print collection. He previously worked at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and was the Craigen W. Bowen Paper Conservation Fellow at the Straus Centre for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard Art Museums from 2012 to 2014.

Harry is currently investigating deceptive repairs in engravings by Israhel van Meckenem and the material aspects of the mezzotints by David Lucas after John Constable.


E. Ling and H. Metcalf, Lord Fitzwilliam’s Print Albums as Evidence. AIC Book and Paper Group Annual vol 40, 2021, 131-143.
H. Metcalf, An Investigation of Some Screen-Prints by Corita Kent. AIC Book and Paper Group Annual vol 33, 2014, 54-59.
H. Creasy, H. Metcalf, N. Pearce, History and Conservation of Kunyu Quanyu (A Map of the Whole World) by Ferdinand Verbiest, 1674. In Printed on Paper: The Techniques, History and Conservation of Printed Media. Newcastle, 2009, 33-41.

Accredited member of the Institute of Conservation. Member of the British Association of Paper Historians.

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