Work

Conservation of a Medieval Angel Gabriel

Having just been writing about the conservation of a 1940s Annunciation, Award Win For Lost Wall Paintings ,  I was reminded of a conservation project, for Tobit Curteis Associates, a couple of years ago on a 14th century figure of…

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Award Win For Lost Wall Paintings

The conservation project for Tobit Curties Associates, undertaken in late 2014, at St Martin’s Church Bilborough, on the damaged and partially lost 1940s Evelyn Gibbs wall paintings, has won the 2015 SPAB John Betjeman Award.  A little article from the…

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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 included presentations about…

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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 Marsam/Sheik Ali Hotel….

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Ellys Manor House Wall Paintings

This was a conservation project in summer 2015, focusing on the stabilisation and uncovering of c16th wall paintings in Ellys Manor House in Lincolnshire. The upper floors of the former merchant’s house are extensively decorated with early c16th domestic wall…

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Conservation of a Painted Tomb

A very nice piece about the Tomb of Menna project, where I headed the conservation team was posted on this conservation Facebook page: Conservation Works.  It includes various photos from the project from the American Research Centre in Egypt archive. …

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St George and the Dragon

Over the last month I have worked with my colleague, conservator of polychrome sculpture, Seppe Roels, on his project on a couple of pieces of beautiful 16th century polychrome wooden sculpture, in Belgium. The pieces were from M Museum, in…

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Icons, Woodworm, Cleaning and Conservation

At the conservation department of the Benaki Museum in Athens, where I worked several years ago, many icons were treated, both from the museum collection and in private ownership.  I had the privilege of being involved in their conservation; in particular…

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Alloue Revisited

My final project of the summer has been another phase of work on the private domestic wall painting in the Charente, which I have been involved with for several years, see Domestic Wall Painting Alloue, France. It is an 18th…

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Sibleys Wall Paintings

This was a project in summer 2015 to stabilise areas of surviving domestic wall painting in a late medieval private house in East Anglia. The areas of wall painting treated were upstairs, and were thought to date from the early…

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