Master Conservator Ephraim “Eddie” Jose has been operating in the U.S. and abroad since the early 1980’s. Heir to the art conservation traditions of Japan, his primary training consisted of apprenticing in two of the top national studios for over a decade. Ephraim Jose specializes in restoring and mounting Asian works on paper and fabric, and is at the forefront of Himalayan thangka conservation efforts. From 1990-95, he served as Chief Conservator for Asian prints and paintings at the Honolulu Museum, and is the founder of Druk Foundation for Art Preservation and the Thangka Conservation Center, Thimphu.
Mr. Jose has provided service for private collectors and establishments throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. His articles on conservation can be found in a number of esteemed publications, and he travels extensively to conduct consultations, lecture presentations, and even hands-on workshops.