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Jevon Thistlewood joined the Ashmolean Museum’s Conservation Department in 2007 as the Conservator of Paintings. In 2007, he became an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). He graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Sculpture Studies. He also has a master’s degree in the Conservation of Fine Art (Easel Paintings) from the University of Northumbria. Research projects are wide ranging and commonly concerned with all things paint related in paintings from Antiquity to the present day.
2017 An examination of William Burges’ Great Bookcase Journal of the Decorative Arts Society Journal, 41.
2016 An Auricular Frame amongst the Founder’s Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, with Timothy Newbery, The Frame Blog - https://auricularstyleframes.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/an-auricular-frame-amongst-the-founders-collection-of-the-ashmolean-museum/
2015 Restoring a Grinling Gibbons Frame, The Frame Blog - http://theframeblog.com/2015/05/14/restoring-a-grinling-gibbons-frame/
2015 Early Paintings by William Morris inside the Prioress’s Tale Wardrobe, William Morris Society Newsletter, Summer 2015
2014 The Grinling Gibbons Picture Frame: A Social and Botanical History, with Katherine French, The Ashmolean Magazine, 67.
2013 Restoration of the Grinling Gibbons Frame of the Founder’s Portrait, The Ashmolean Magazine, no. 66.
2013 Restoration of the Founder’s Portrait, The Ashmolean Magazine, 65.
2012 T10: The Lamentation in Vergara A. and Lammertse F. (eds.) The Young Van Dyck. Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado. pp. 350-351
2011 Mummy Portraits – New Discoveries, The Ashmolean Magazine 62.
2010 Two Oil Sketches by Constable, The Ashmolean Magazine 61.
2010 Lucien Pissarro's Paintbox, The Ashmolean Magazine 60.
2009 Corrosion Analysis and Treatment of two paintings on zinc supports by Frederick Preedy, with Peter Northover, The Conservator 32 Issue 2
Selected Presentations, Papers and Workshops
2018 A Study of the Relative Locations of Facial Features within Mummy Portraits with Olivia Dill, Marc Walton and Andrew Shortland, APPEAR Conference, The Getty Villa. Los Angeles.
2018 Ancient Encaustic and Tempera Painting Techniques Workshop, University of Warwick.
2017 Drawing the Face of a Mummy Portrait, Ashmolean Research Seminar.
2017 An examination of William Burges’ Great Bookcase Ashmolean NADFAS Study Day.
2016 An Auricular Frame amongst the Founder’s Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, with Timothy Newbery, ICON Conference, Wallace Collection, London.
2016 An examination of William Burges’ Great Bookcase Pioneering collectors of Victorian decorative arts Conference, Taylorian Institute, Oxford.
2016 General Trends in the Position and Size of Facial Features in Mummy Portraits, Interim APPEAR Conference, British Museum, London.
2015 Bordering Munificence: A Grinling Gibbons Frame and Popular Botany in the 17th century, with Katherine Frenc), Ashmolean Public Lecture.
2014 Changing Times: The Grinling Gibbons’ Carved Frame, Oxford Conservators Group Annual Forum
2014 Seeing Mummy Portraits, Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums Conference.
2013 Ancient Encaustic and Tempera Painting Techniques Workshop, University of Oxford.
2012 Conservation of the Mummy Portraits, Oxford Conservators Group Annual Forum.