Buttery Stairs Spandrels, Great Hall, Hampton Court

These 1532 carved spandrels over the doorway leading to the Great Hall at Hampton Court were severely deteriorating.  Carved from soft Reigate stone, they were powdering, blistering and delaminated and in danger of further loss of material. [...]

Buttery Stairs Spandrels, Great Hall, Hampton Court2020-03-01T11:26:07+00:00

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs Symposium

Last week was the inaugural conference on the Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs, Luxor, organised by Susanne Brinkmann and Christina Verbeek, and sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The conference was a one day event, and [...]

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs Symposium2020-03-01T11:37:57+00:00

1960s Wall Paintings at the Marsam/Sheik Ali Hotel, Luxor, Egypt

While working on various conservation projects in the Theban Necropolis in Luxor, including some covered in this blog: Conservation of a New Tomb; The Colossi Of Memnon, Thebes, Luxor, Egypt, the teams have stayed at the legendary [...]

1960s Wall Paintings at the Marsam/Sheik Ali Hotel, Luxor, Egypt2020-04-05T18:50:32+01:00