As a senior conservator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Simon is responsible for the care of the Museum’s extensive photographic holdings. A practice underpinned by a background in photography, which has included extensive commercial experience, post-graduate study at the Royal College of Art, and PhD at Birmingham School of Art and Design (M3C AHRC). Simon’s work is in Tate and British Council collections.
Simon actively promotes conservation centred projects at the V&A. This has included a roundtable exploring the emerging field of ‘experimental preservation’ (featured in Experimental Preservation, Lars Müller Press, 2016). Simon also hosts the V&A’s Material Photographies reading group, and is taking part in the New Alphabet School, a 3 year project at HKW Berlin, that ‘aims to explore critical and affirmative research to rethink criticism as a practice of shared responsibility and care’ (see: attunement.study).