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Projects 

(past and present) 

10/28/2018

We completed the cleaning and conservation of the fantastic scheme of 12th century murals at Copford Church in Essex in 1991. Nearly 30 years on and the paintings were again showing signs of age though now thankfully mostly heavy deposits of cobwebs, dust and the actio...

2/1/2018

The discovery of traces of painted decoration during the removal of a later partition wall at Eastgate House in Rochester was always going to be exciting, but it was to take more than six years before work was finally to start on the uncovering and conservation. Built...

10/5/2017

The latest addition to the studio was thought to be a very darkened Queen Anne coat of arms dated sometime between 1702-1707. Almost illegible in its lofty position high above the nave of St Leonard's church in Deal it was removed for conservation together with several...

5/19/2017

We have finally returned the painting by Ferdinand Platner depicting Our Lady with the Holy Child and the figures of St Augustine and St Thomas of Canterbury to St Augustine's Shrine in Ramsgate. Both painting and frame were flaking badly and covered by a thick layer o...

2/21/2017


The parish are currently undertaking an HLF-funded project to create a visitor centre and restore AWN Pugin’s Church of St. Augustine, Ramsgate. A large painting signed Ferd. Platner fecit Romae 1854. 

Originally designed to be hung behind an altar the p...

1/18/2017

Section of detached mural reputed to be by Antonio Verrio (c.1639-1707) from one of the ceilings of Windsor Castle was brought in for cleaning and conservation

10/26/2016

The National Maritime Museum recently acquired a painting by Sir Robert Smirke depicting The Cessation of the District of Matavai in the Island of Otaheite [Tahiti] to Captain James Wilson (1798). This large and potentially striking, group portrait was commissioned in...

5/14/2016

An interesting recent conservation project involved a small area of medieval wall painting discovered during building works in early 2015 at St Mary’s Church in Kilkenny, Ireland. The very fragile medieval wall painting fragments had been covered up by a later infill w...

1/30/2016

The cleaning and conservation of the 13th century wall paintings in the Refectory at the Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury carried out by a team of conservators led by Tom Organ at the request of Jonathan Carey (Donald Insall Associates Ltd) for the Master and Trustees o...

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