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Murals

The Conservation of the Painted Ceiling dated 1633-4 at Queen’s House for Royal Museums Greenwich. The Queen’s Presence Chamber contains one of the most important and unusual schemes of early 17th century wall paintings in the country.

The recent programme of cleaning and conservation work highlighted the exceptional quality of the original scheme.

 
Paintings


The cleaning and conservation of a wide variety of easel paintings and paintings on panel is carried out in our well-appointed studio. Treatments include all aspects of  

 

Treatments include all aspects of conservation work: technical investigation, 

cleaning, re-lining and structural repair, retouching and re-varnishing. Frame repairs include cleaning, structural repair and re-gilding.  

Mosaics

Our conservators have worked on a wide variety of mosaic projects including the conservation of the Byzantine mosaics within the dome of the Hagia Sophia was carried out by the Central Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration, Istanbul and an international team of conservators. A joint Turkish Ministry of Culture and UNSECO project the conservation work involved the emergency stabilisation of the 6th, 10th and 14th century mosaics and areas of gilded and painted decoration.

 
Material Analysis

The benefits of paint analysis for conservation and the deeper understanding of our cultural heritage is now well established. Paint analysis plays key role in the authentication and dating of painted works of art.  The correct identification of materials and techniques used by an artist, or added during later restoration work, can be essential in targeting appropriate conservation interventions. 

Private clients


A wide variety of oil paintings are cleaned and conserved for private clients.  

 

Here a small but much-loved family portrait which has become damaged over the years is carefully cleaned and tiny localised losses minutely retouched 

Sgraffito


Sgraffito projects have included the cleaning and conservation of the sgraffito decoration by one of Britain's greatest exponent of the art Heywood Sumner at St Agatha's Church, Portsmouth 

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