Tristram is furniture conservator currently working as a contractor at the Victoria and Albert Museum and in private practice. In 2010 QEST funded his final year of study at West Dean College which enabled him to gain a Masters degree in conservation
Specialising in Asian lacquer, Tristram works on a wide variety of wooden objects and decorative arts for private clients and public institutions. He is currently the associate tutor in furniture conservation at West Dean College and a visiting lecturer in conservation at the City and Guilds of London. He runs a conservation practice together with his wife Abigail Bainbridge, a book and paper conservator.