The Centre for Photographic Conservation

Photographic Conservation and Restoration Services, Consultants, Professional Development Trainers and Researchers

Welcome to The Centre for Photographic Conservation in London, England. The Centre is situated in South East London and is close to many interesting and historic sites including the Horniman Museum, National Maritime Museum, The Painted Hall and the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul designed by Christopher Wren, both at the Old Royal Navy College, Greenwich, the Greenwich Royal Observatory, the Millennium Dome, the Thames Barrier, Crystal Palace, the final site of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Olympic Park.

We will endeavour to make our web site as interesting, informative and attractive as possible, it is essentially, however, a means of keeping our past, present and future, friends, clients, colleagues, alumni and students up-to-date with The Centre's services, professional development training courses and activities.

The Centre for Photographic Conservation was established by Ian L. Moor and Angela H. Moor

The Moors have been working as photographic conservators since 1972. They have a prestigious private and institutional clientele both nationally and internationally and have built up an enviable reputation in their field of expertise. As a means of sharing their knowledge and skills they have taught and lectured on their work extensively.

In 1992 they organised, funded and hosted The Imperfect Image: Photographs Their Past, Present and Future, the first international conference on photographic conservation. This first international conference devoted specifically to Photographic Conservation brought together the world's leading photographic conservators, conservation scientists, historians and curators and represented a truly international consensus of knowledge and opinion across the multidisciplinary fields concerned with photography and photographic preservation and conservation. This landmark conference also firmly established, on an international level, the status of Photographic Conservation and Preservation as a discipline in its own right. The Moors also initiated the move to establish the Photographic Materials Conservation Group an independent professional UK based group addressing the concerns and issues facing the field of Photographic Conservation, which is now part of ICON the The Institute of Conservation.

and Angela Moor
UNHCR Geneva 2012

The Centre maintains an ongoing programme of original research into historic photographic technologies and the development of photographic conservation techniques and systems. The research undertaken by The Centre has helped to develop sound conservation practices and techniques within ethical guidelines which have had a direct influence on the Photographic Conservation Profession.

Ian and Angela are Born Again Christians and "try"
to reflect their faith in every aspect of their life.

The Centre has been running professional development training courses and workshops, both theoretical and practical, on many aspects of photographic preservation and conservation since 1981. In November 2021 in conjunction with Conserve Photography Ltd, they are now also starting to offer online teaching courses. The first course we are releasing focuses in detail on Photographic Degradation, and sign-up is now open. For more details on these courses and to view the course trailer, visit

The Centre maintains an ongoing programme of research.

The Centre receives no external funding and is totally dependant on resources generated by its activities.

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