Senior Paper Conservator
Victoria And Albert Museum
Mike Wheeler has been working for V&A since 1995. He has been a tutor on the RCA/V&A Conservation Course, specialising in Indian and Asian Art on Paper and the conservation of architectural drawings.
He has lectured and taught in Australia, India, the Netherlands, Finland and Singapore. He has advised on projects in India & Egypt.
After graduating from the University of Northumbria in 1984 he worked in Sheffield for the Area Museums Service before emigrating to New Zealand to take up the position of paper conservator at the Auckland City Art Gallery in May 1987. He was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1990.
In 1993-94 he worked at the Better Image in New York City as a conservator of photographs and carried out three months' field work at the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta, India in 1995. Mike has been an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation since 2000 and is a member of the professional accreditation committee.
Talk: Conservation and Preservation for Tibetan Tangka Paintings
Conservation of Chinese Graphical Collections, 13th Apr 2010