Lauren Buttle

Archival Conservator

Lauren Buttle joined the Royal BC Museum & BC Archives in 2017, taking over the Paper Conservation Lab. Lauren received her Masters of Art Conservation from Queen’s University in 2015 with a specialisation in the treatment of paper-based objects. She has held contract and internship positions with institutions across Canada including the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Yukon Archives as well as the British Museum. Prior to joining the Royal BC Museum, Lauren was the Samuel H. Kress Fellow focussing on ancient papyrus conservation at the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

Lauren’s research interests pertain largely to the technical analysis of works of art on paper or paper-like supports as well as the material science of artists’ materials. Since joining the RBCM, Lauren has been conducting research on various aspects of the prints and drawings collection.


MAC, Treatment of Paper-Based Objects, Queen’s University

BA, Art History / Social Anthropology, York University

Areas of Interest

Technical art history

Painting with watercolour


Bookbinding and book arts

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