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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Keith studied sculpture at Newcastle and Sheffield Schools of Art, graduating with a BA (Hons).  He completed a two year post graduate course, initiated by the Council for Care of Churches to provide training for monument conservators specialising in stone and was awarded a Diploma in Conservation in 1980. He worked as a director of Ian Clayton Ltd., supervising sculpture projects such as the 13th century Annunciation Doorway in Westminster Abbey’s Chapter House and the Royal Artillery Monument by C.S. Jagger. In 1985, he founded Taylor Pearce Ltd. with the aim of delivering museum standard conservation within the commercial sector and its clients include Historic Royal Palaces; Royal Parks; the Palace of Westminster; the National Trust; English Heritage, Westminster Abbey, The Tate Gallery, The Royal Collection; the V&A; the British Museum; the National Gallery and the Royal Academy. Taylor Pearce Ltd. were granted a Royal Warrant as Conservators to Her Majesty the Queen in 1996 and the workshop is accredited by the Institute of Conservation. Keith is a member of the PSSA’s Specialist Advisory Board.