Charles Jones: Absence of Shepherds

This delightful little Victorian oil on panel, by Cardiff born artist Charles Jones RCA (1836–1902),…

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Rococo frame

Rococo frame restoration

This carved and gilded French Rococo frame, with elaborate moulded composition decorative motifs, dates from…

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Restoring Cromwell

Fittingly, in this the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, a seventeenth-century portrait of the…

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Angela cleaning Sir Thomas

Cleaning Sir Thomas

Cleaning challenges The life of an art restorer is seldom dull! While the day-to-day practicalities…

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art restoration

Art restoration: 7 reasons

#1 Art restoration preserves beauty and meaning for future generations Gradually, artworks can fade, darken and…

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conservation mounting

Conservation mounting: floating problems

Conservation mounting demands careful consideration of materials and methods. A poor choice of non-archival materials…

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rust stain

Rust stain on a compass card

Rust stain on an 18th century compass card The ferrous magnet within the structure of…

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Mayoral Signature Documents

Mayoral signature documents

The conserved Bath Mayoral Signature Documents are now back in place in the Mayor’s Office….

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Prime Ministerial signature

Virtual restoration: Prime Ministerial signature

In this digital reconstruction project, the handwritten elements, including the Prime Ministerial signature, in a letter…

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Angela Geary

Treating a flood damaged painting at Castle Drogo

Recently, we were called out to treat a flood damaged painting at Castle Drogo, a…

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