David Giles

Conservation Mounter

Department: Conservation


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David Giles studied for a degree in Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic before training as a Paper Conservator at Camberwell College of Art. He has worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum as a picture framing technician before joining the western art on paper section at the British Museum in 2001.

David is currently the contact person in the mounting studio for exhibitions within the British Museum and national and international loans featuring work from the Department of Prints and Drawings.

Recent projects

Mounting contemporary American prints and writing accompanying blog for The American Dream – pop to the present.

Mounting drawings for Places of the Mind – British watercolour landscapes 1850-1950.

Mounting prints ranging in date from 1400-1850 for The Business of Prints.

Mounting prints and drawings for international loan Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now From the British Museum.

Previous projects

Mounting Italian Quatrrocento drawings for show in 2010.

Mounting Modern Australian prints and drawings for show in 2011.

John White watercolours for A New World: England’s first view of America.

Michelangelo drawings for the exhibition Closer to the Master.

Prints from Hopper to Pollock, The American Scene.

Triptych prints for Kuniyoshi exhibition at The Royal Academy.

Mexican prints and posters for Revolution on Paper.