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Sonja Schwoll-[ACR]

The National Archives
Senior Conservation Manager - Treatment Single Objects
Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
Sonja Schwoll ACR (Icon, UK) is Senior Conservation Manager – Treatment Single Objects at The National Archives. Previously, Sonja was Subject Leader for the Conservation of Books and Library Materials Programme at West Dean College and Associate Lecturer on the MA Conservation programme at Camberwell College of the Arts, University of the Arts London. For many years she ran a London-based book conservation studio for libraries, archives and museums as well as for private clients. With a team of professional colleagues, she provided a well-respected service of high end book conservation. Sonja has built her successful independent practice on the experience gained from working seven years with Elizabeth Neville ACR (now PZ Conservation C.I.C.) as well as for Don Etherington ACR at Etherington Conservation Services in North Carolina. Since her time as a student Sonja has been supporting professional conservation bodies: first as board member of the Institute of Paper Conservation (IPC), later as the secretary for the Clare Hampson Scholarship Committee liaising with Icon’s Book and Paper Group. In 2015, she became treasurer on the IADA board.