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History


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Bynon Art Services continues the dedication to art conservation started by Mark Bynon’s father and grandfather who were both fellows of the Association of British Picture Restorers (ABPR), now The British Association of Paintings Conservator – Restorers, (BAPCR).

Mark’s grandfather, H. Stanley Bynon, FABPR, established H.S.Bynon & Son Picture Restorers in 1946 after he left the Royal Air Force and was one of the few founding members of The Association of British Picture Restorers. H. Stanley Bynon studied at Armstrong College, now Newcastle University under Professor Hatton before working at Mawson, Swan and Morgan, Newcastle Upon Tyne. He then started working on the restoration of paintings.

Mark’s father, Denis H. Bynon, FABPR joined the firm in 1948 also after leaving the RAF. Stanley Bynon died in 1983 and Denis Bynon retired in 1999 after more than 50 years service as a paintings restorer working throughout the British Isles.


Mark Bynon


Mark Bynon
Mark Bynon joined the field of conservation through his apprenticeship training from H.S.Bynon & Son Picture Restorers, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Mark graduated from Byam Shaw School of Art, London with a BA in Fine Arts and from Northumbria University with an MFA with Distinction. He then worked for Pendragon Fine Art Frames, where he held the position of manager and later as external conservation consultant. His clients included Marlborough Graphics London Ltd, The Serpentine Gallery, Imperial War Museum, British Arts Council, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Maritime Museum, Sir John Soanes Museum, Christie’s Contemporary and The Tate Liverpool. Mark was also employed by Oxford Exhibition Services to move and install works of art around Europe. Clients included Tate Britain, Tate Modern, V&A, British Museum, English Heritage and Royal Collections.

In 2002 he started a conservation studio in London and worked on private client based works of art.  During this time he freelanced with a team of conservators led by Pauline Plummer to uncover two architectural painting schemes, one located on top of the other, in the Saloon of Burlington House at The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

In 2004 he moved to the United States and gained permanent residency in 2006. Since then he has worked voluntarily for The Tennessee State Museum where among other projects, he consulted on the handling and condition of the Rau Exhibit. In 2006 he moved to Miami where he started Bynon Art Services after gaining eligibility to work. Initially, Conservation Solutions Inc. Washington DC employed Mark as a contractor to help with a number of projects ranging from the gilding of two 13′ sculptures for the courthouse of the City of Goldsboro NC, conserving objects from the Titanic Exhibit and the Corona Camera from the National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC.  Currently Mark is the Co-Founder and Principal at Bynon Art Services.  Mark is a Professional Associate member of AIC.


Jane Maupin Bynon


Jane Maupin Bynon
Jane Maupin Bynon received a BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Brandeis University in 1990. She earned her MA in the Conservation of Historic Objects from the University of Durham in Durham England in 1999. Her final year internship was in the Archaeological Conservation labs at the National Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff.

Jane has worked for the Museum of London, Elizabeth Hirst Conservation, The Textile Conservancy, and English Heritage as Project Conservator for the Wernher Collection.

In 2002 Jane worked on a team of conservators led by Pauline Plummer to uncover two overlapping decorative painting schemes hidden by decades of overpaint at The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

In 2003 Jane returned to the United States where she helped carry out a large-scale condition assessment and treatment of objects at The Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN. She later served as Collections Conservator at Vizcaya Museum in Miami, FL. In 2008, Jane Co-founded Bynon Art Services with husband and colleague Mark Bynon. Jane is a Professional Associate member of AIC.