Work

Brave New World

To continue the theme of disappearing 20th century social art, see also Vanishing Visions of Utopia, in the last few years I have worked on three covered-over post-war British paintings.  All were painted in the spirit of the Festival of Britain…

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Materials Ancient and Modern

Working in Cambridge recently I popped in to the Fitzwilliam to look at the wonderful Egyptian galleries there. One of the mummy cases in the collection has been conserved recently, and, as was well publicised at the time, part of…

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The Eagle: A Second World War Graffiti Ceiling

My colleague Claudia Fiocchetti and I have just finished this joint project, working on an unusual historic graffiti ceiling at the Eagle Pub in Cambridge. The graffiti dates from the Second World War and includes names, squadron numbers and pictures…

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The Neues Museum, Berlin

Several years ago I was involved in the conservation work at the Neues Museum in Berlin, which was undertaken as part of the major work on the building before it reopened in 2009. The museum had been closed since 1939,…

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In Search of a Doom

This was a project in spring 2015 for the Perry Lithgow Partnership, conserving an extremely fragmentary late 15th or early 16th century doom painting in South Newington church, Oxfordshire. The painting depicts the Last Judgement, typically found, as in this…

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Rediscovered PreRaphelite Wall Paintings

The Red House wall paintings project in 2013 received a lot of press coverage.  Here is a selection of the articles: The Independent The Guardian The National Trust

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Conservation of a New Tomb

At the beginning of 2015 in conjunction with the Archaeological Mission to the Theban Necropolis of the Université libre de Bruxelles, the University of Liège, and La Cambre, Brussels, we started conservation work on the surviving paintings in the newly…

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Reinstating a 1940s Wall Painting

This was a project in the summer 2014 with Tobit Curteis Associates on the conservation on the upper part of a painting from the 1940s. It was part of a larger project to preserve and reinstate the medieval church of…

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The Grandison Monument, Much Marcle

This was a long term project with conservator Michael Eastham on the beautiful 14th century Grandison Monument, for Blanche Mortimer, in Much Marcle, Gloucestershire. The effigy of Blanche Mortimer  is described by Simon Jenkins in his book ‘England’s Thousand Best…

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