Spike Bucklow is currently the Senior Research Scientist at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge where he teaches a post-graduate course on the conservation of easel paintings. The QEST scholarship helped him undertake a PhD at Cambridge, supervised by the historian of colour, John Gage. This has enabled him to integrate the academic and craft worlds in conservation.
Spike Bucklow has overseen work on England’s oldest altarpiece (the Westminster Retable) and its best preserved altarpiece (the Thornham Parva Retable). He has also written and edited a number of books on the craft of the medieval painter. Spike intends to research and write about the craft of painting in the seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.