Malcolm Archer Subject Leader Clocks talking to a student

Malcolm Archer FBHI

Subject Leader, Clocks (and Related Objects)

Malcolm's extensive experience in private practice, as well as the heritage sector/museums, lies behind his in-depth understanding of the profession. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of traditional craft skills, theory and contextual history. He also has an interest in new and innovative ways of applying conservation to mechanical objects.

A former Assistant Curator of Horology at the British Museum, Malcolm was more recently lead conservator on a major project with Temple Newsam House, Leeds Museum. He led the work to restore to working order and conserve an 18th century mechanical organ clock made by George Pyke.

Malcolm began his horological training at Hackney College in the 1990s. He followed this by entering into a business partnership and further developed his knowledge and skills as a student at West Dean in 2004-2006. He has continued to successfully run his own private practice and has taught at West Dean College in Clocks since 2010.

Malcolm is an associate member of the Institute of Conservation (Icon) and is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (BHI).

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