Ed Bowkett graduated from the Art Conservation Techniques Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ont. in 1994. After being employed by the National Museum of Science and Technology, The Cumberland Museum and Craig Johnson Restoration Ltd., he began working and consulting in private practice. During the past 24 years, Bowkett & Co. has served many institutional and private clients in the Montreal - Toronto corridor. Ed has focused on 3 dimensional objects with a specialization in the treatment of metal artefacts, architectural and sculptural, of all sizes and has provided both treatment and consultation services to The Canadian War Museum, Canadian Conservation Institute, Public Works & government Services Canada, Parliamentary Precinct Directorate, The Canada Science & Technology Museum, Fulford Place-Brockville, Municipalities from St John's, NFLD to Saskatoon, SK, and various private clients.
Ed has supervised the daily efforts of student interns on placement from Sir Sandford Fleming College; attends several institutions as a guest lecturer; and for 3 years served as a guest host on a CBC phone in show on the preservation of antiquities. Ed also continues to be an active volunteer in his community, as former treasurer and president of the Russell Historical Society; founder and treasurer of Vintage Iron and Traditions, Eastern Ontario; and as a volunteer for the Bytown Railway Society.