Fine Art Restoration Company is honoured to host a Modular Cleaning Programme Workshop led by Chris Stavroudis during the week of 19th – 23th September 2022.

Limited tickets are available here at an early bird price of £650 until 22nd July.


The workshop will take place in the heart of Cumbria at our Carlisle studio, just a short distance from the beautiful Lake District National Park. Our team will also be arranging transport each day and have negotiated a discount at the Cumbria Park Hotel for all participants. We are also happy to offer advice on transport links, hotels, food and any local knowledge you may need during your visit.

You can find full information about the workshop and visiting Carlisle here.

To make the event more accessible to all conservators, we are offering an option that will allow you to pay in instalments. If you would like to set up a payment plan to help spread the cost of your ticket, please call us on 01228 521 231

If you are studying conservation, please speak to your university course leader about applying for a student ticket.

For any additional information please get in touch via [email protected]


Modular cleaning programme

The Modular Cleaning Programme Workshop is an intensive week of lectures and hands-on practical activities. Participants will gain a solid foundation in the theory and practice of formulating aqueous cleaning solutions, solvent gels, polymer-stabilised emulsions, w/o and o/w microemulsions, and the use of silicone solvents and gelling agents. They will also learn how to use the MCP software package to effectively tailor stock solutions to formulate optimal cleaning solutions.

Participants will familiarise themselves with using the MCP on a range of painted and mock-heritage surfaces all whilst having Chris on hand to troubleshoot, guide and advise.

By the end of the workshop, all attendees should be comfortable mixing the solutions, working through aqueous, emulsion, microemulsion and solvent gel test cleanings, and understand how various changes in materials will affect the cleaning solution and how this relates to the chemistry of the surface and cleaning system.

Each participant will leave with a set of the MCP concentrates so they can start employing them, as appropriate, in their studios.


About Chris Stavroudis

Chris Stavroudis is a private paintings conservator in West Hollywood, California, and an authority in the field of complex cleaning systems. He developed the MCP in 2002 as an offshoot of the Gels Projects at the Getty Conservation Institute. Since then, he has held numerous MCP workshops to share his skills with other conservators. He has also worked as a co-instructor for all of the Cleaning Acrylic Painted Surfaces workshops sponsored by the GCI and continues to work with them on the cleaning of oriental lacquer and gilded wood surface projects.

Get in touch

If you have any queries about this event you can call our helpful team on 01228 521 231 or email [email protected]