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David Ashman


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PO Box 20244, Glen Eden, Auckland, 0641
Book and Archives Conservator
  • Archives and Library Materials
  • Books
  • Emergency response and planning
  • Paper
  • Parchment
  • Pests
  • Preventive Conservation
Available for:
Conservation advice and treatment of objects.
David is founder and principal conservator of Book Studio One. He has worked in the printing, paper and conservation sectors for over 35 years. He qualified as a conservator through completion of a Diploma in Book and Archives Conservation at the Colchester Institute, and a Higher National Diploma in Conservation Studies from Lincolnshire College of Art, UK.

David has worked in senior positions for Nottinghamshire County Archives in the UK, the National Library of New Zealand, the State Library of Western Australia and Auckland Libraries. In the private sector he was co-founder and principal conservator with Triptych Conservation Services Ltd.
Qualifications and/or experience
1972-84 Worked in paper and printing industries, UK and Australia

1988-92 Senior Archives Conservator, Nottinghamshire County Archives Office, UK

1992-2002 Senior Conservator of Books, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, Wellington

2000-05 Co-founder, Principal Conservator and Director of Triptych Ltd, Wellington

2005-07 Senior Conservator, State Library of Western Australia, Perth

2007- 2023 Preservation Manager\Book Conservator, Auckland Libraries – Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau

2017- present Founder, Principal Conservator and Director of Book Studio One Ltd, Auckland
Relevant training
1984-86 Diploma in Book and Archive Conservation & East Anglian Diploma of Design (Conservation), Colchester Institute, UK

1986-88 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Conservation Studies, Lincolnshire College of Art, UK
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