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Dr Lucy Wrapson ACR

Dr Lucy Wrapson, ACR

Assistant to the Director/Senior Painting Conservator

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 832 040


Lucy Wrapson graduated from St John's College, Cambridge in History of Art in 2000 before spending a year on scholarship at Collegio Ghislieri, University of Pavia, Italy. She then attended the Courtauld Institute of Art, receiving an MA in Early Sienese Painting in 2002 and a Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings in 2005. Since 2005, she has been based at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, firstly as a Conservation Intern and since 2007 as a Research Associate and Painting Conservator, becoming an ICON Accredited Conservator in 2012 and Assistant to the Director in 2016. Lucy gained her PhD in History of Art in 2014, from the University of Cambridge with a thesis entitled 'Patterns of production: a technical art historical study of East Anglia’s late medieval screens'.

Research Interests

Lucy has wide interests in the pigments and media of painting, and on the methods used in their analysis and interpretation. Lucy's research interests centre on the technical study of medieval painting, especially English and Italian art of the Middle Ages and on Romano-Egyptian art. Some of Lucy's papers can be viewed on 

Other Professional Activities

Lucy is a Mentor and CPD Reader for ICON's Professional Accreditation scheme. Lucy is co-editor of The Picture Restorer

Key Publications

  • L Wrapson and C Braybrook (eds), Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin, 6, 2016
  • L Wrapson, Radiance or Reflection:  Techniques for Chrysography in thirteenth-century panel painting, in J Folda, Byzantine Art and Italian Panel Painting. The Virgin and Child Hodegetria and the Art of Chrysography, Cambridge, 2015: 247-279
  • L Wrapson, A Medieval Context for the Artistic Production of Painted Surfaces in England: Evidence from East Anglia (c.1400–50), in T. Cooper, A. Burnstock, M. Howard and E. Town, Painting in Britain 1500–1630, Production, Influences and Patronage, London, 2015: 166-175
  • L Wrapson, Ranworth and its Associated Paintings: A Norwich Workshop, in T. Heslop and H. Lunnon (eds), Norwich. Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology, The British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, 38, Leeds, 2015: 216-237
  • J Rose and L Wrapson (eds), Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin, 5, 2014
  • S Cotton, H Lunnon and L Wrapson, Medieval rood screens in Suffolk: their construction and painting datesProceedings of the Suffolk Institute for Archaeology and History, 43, Part 2, 2014: 219-234
  • A. Samson, J. Cooper, M. Nieves, L. Wrapson, D. Redhouse, R. Vieten et al.Indigenous Cave Use, Isla de Mona, Proceedings of the 25th International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology, Puerto Rico, 2013: 414-444
  • L Wrapson, East Anglian medieval church screens. A brief guide to their physical historyHamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin, 4, 2013: 33-47
  • L Wrapson, S Bucklow, J Rose (eds), Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin, 4, 2013
  • L Wrapson, J. Rose, R. Miller and S. Bucklow (eds), In Artists’ Footsteps: the Reconstruction of Pigments and Paintings, London, 2013
  • L Wrapson, East Anglian Rood-screens: the Practicalities of ProductionPatrons and Professionals in the Middle Ages. Proceedings of the 2010 Harlaxton Symposium, eds P. Binski and E. A. New, Donington, 2012: 386-40
  • C Tracy, H Harrison with L Wrapson, Thomas Spring’s Chantry and Parclose at Lavenham, SuffolkJournal of the British Archaeological Association, 164, 2011: 221-59
  • M L Sauerberg, R Marchant and L Wrapson, The Tester over the Tomb of Edward, the Black Prince: the Splendour of Late-Medieval Polychromy in EnglandMonumental Industry: The Production of Tomb Monuments in England and Wales in the Long Fourteenth Century, ed. S. Badham and S. Oosterwijk, Shaun Tyas, Donington 2011: 161-186
  • C Rozeik, J Dawson, and L Wrapson, Are Attic Vases 'Archaeological'?Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean: Contributions to the 2010 IIC Congress,London, 2010: 24-29
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 16, February, IIC, London 2010
  • L Wrapson and M L Sauerberg, Late medieval polychrome tomb testers in Canterbury Cathedral and elsewherePostprints to conference, held at Hampton Court Palace, October 2007 and March 2008, ICON 2010: pp. 69-93
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 15, December, IIC, London 2009
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 12, June, IIC, London 2009
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 13, August, IIC, London 2009
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 14, October, IIC, London 2009
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 10, February, IIC, London 2009
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 11, April, IIC, London 2009
  • L Wrapson, C Blackett-Ord and F Pollak, Print Quarterly: an Index 1994-2003 , London 2009
  • L Wrapson (ed.), News in Conservation, 9, December, IIC, London 2008
  • L Wrapson, The materials and techniques of the c. 1307 Westminster Abbey SediliaMedieval Painting in Northern Europe - Technique, Analysis and Art History, Studies in Commemoration of the 70th birthday of Unn Plahter, ed. J Nadolny with T Froysaker, K Kollandsrud and M L Sauerberg, Archetype Publications, London 2006
  • L Wrapson, The technical study and conservation treatment of four 2nd century AD Romano-Egyptian portraits at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, United Kingdom, Preprints of ICOM-CC Icon and Portrait International Conference, Maryut 2006