Meet the founder

LF Conservation and Preservation was founded in 2003 by Lorraine Finch ACR.

I trained at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London as a paper conservator. I specialised in the conservation and preservation of archives, focusing on photographs, film and sound.

I have been a lifelong environmentalist and conservationist.

I am a co-founder and Chair of the Institute of Conservation’s, Environmental Sustainability Network. I am a member of the Climate Heritage Network and a signatory of the Terra Carta. I work closely with the environmental sustainability groups and movements in cultural heritage.

I am a Trustee of the Institute of Conservation (Icon). I am a committee member of the Icon Professional Standards Development Committee ensuring that cultural heritage upholds its standards and works to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce. I was Chair of the Icon Ethics Task and Finish Group which published the Icon Ethical Guidance in 2020.