Stabilising Recently Discovered c.17th Domestic Wall Paintings

Last month, when site work and travel were still a reality I worked on a fascinating conservation project on domestic wall paintings in a house in a village outside Oxford. Cromwell House dates from around 1600 and is [...]

Stabilising Recently Discovered c.17th Domestic Wall Paintings2020-04-03T19:04:28+01:00

Conservation of C16th Painted Panelling at Magdalen College, Oxford.

I have just completed a phase of conservation work at Magdalen College Oxford’s historic Dining Hall. I was asked to undertake the conservation treatment of three historically fascinating areas of C16th carved and painted panelling set within [...]

Conservation of C16th Painted Panelling at Magdalen College, Oxford.2020-03-01T12:28:44+00:00

Finalising the Conservation Campaign at the Tomb of Sennefer – and a Black Coffin

January and February saw the 2018 season of the Archaeological Mission to the Theban Necropolis of the Université libre de Bruxelles, and the University of Liège (MANT).  The mission has the concession for the study and conservation [...]

Finalising the Conservation Campaign at the Tomb of Sennefer – and a Black Coffin2020-04-05T18:16:03+01:00

St Paul’s Catacombs for Heritage Malta

The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum in Malta reopened to the public this month, after a period of closure to assess and improve its environmental management systems: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/maltas-hypogeum-one-worlds-best-preserved-prehistoric-sites-reopens-public-180963397/. I was interested to see this having been involved in an environmental [...]

St Paul’s Catacombs for Heritage Malta2020-03-01T11:13:05+00:00

Doom, Medieval paintings and Shakespeare at the Guild Chapel Stratford

This autumn I have been involved in the wall paintings conservation project in the historic Stratford on Avon Guild Chapel for the Perry Lithgow Partnership.  This follows on from the project at the adjoining Guildhall earlier this year Wall [...]

Doom, Medieval paintings and Shakespeare at the Guild Chapel Stratford2020-04-05T18:21:06+01:00

Egyptian Wall Plasters, Paintings, and the Publications of the Luxor Conservation Conference

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has started to publish the papers from the Conservation of Theban Tombs conference, on its L.I.S.A portal.  The conference was held in Luxor in February 2016 -  I spoke there about the ongoing conservation [...]

Egyptian Wall Plasters, Paintings, and the Publications of the Luxor Conservation Conference2020-04-05T18:22:45+01:00

Conflict, Cultural Heritage, Conservation and working in Zagreb in late 1990s

Last year at the British Museum's Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greece exhibition, one of the most outstanding pieces was the Apoxyomenos, see: The Croatian Apoxyomenos.  It was a relatively recent find, discovered by a tourist diving [...]

Conflict, Cultural Heritage, Conservation and working in Zagreb in late 1990s2020-04-05T18:26:48+01:00

Wall Painting Conservation for Shakespeare’s Anniversary

As part of the 400 year anniversary events to mark Shakespeare's death, a major conservation and restoration project has been on going in the 15th century Guildhall in Stratford on Avon, with the restored building to open as [...]

Wall Painting Conservation for Shakespeare’s Anniversary2020-04-05T18:28:57+01:00

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings

Last week, 25-29 April, was the 10th ICAANE conference, held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.  ICAANE (International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East) is a conference cycle organised by archaeologists from various [...]

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings2020-04-05T18:37:57+01:00