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Places of worship and their custodians may face a multitude of challenges when it comes to the care of their ecclesiastical collections. Whether the damage is caused by age, atmosphere, accident or disaster, our highly trained conservators can step in to save important artworks and items. 

Previous projects include:

  • Two 14ft altarpiece paintings for Saint Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough
  • Historic wooden plaque for Durham Cathedral
  • Della Robbia relief for St Mary’s Bourne Street, London
  • Disaster flood response at a 12th century parish church
  • Victorian portrait and frame restoration for St Mary’s Church, Wreay
  • Mater Admirabilis oil painting for a Sacred Heart school, Woldingham
  • Two large oil paintings for St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square

Our team at Fine Art Restoration Company has a unique, multifaceted approach to conservation. This allows us to assist with all aspects, from safe transport and storage to professional assessment and skilled restoration work. As well as many high profile private clients, we have played a key role in preserving artworks and items of cultural value to the public on behalf of Westminster Council, the Duke of Wellington and the Church of England.

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Woldingham example

Altarpiece church painting restoration at st michael's abbey, farnborough

Professional documentation can be provided by our trained conservators, including scientific analysis of artworks. This can be helpful in compiling historic records with a full understanding of an artwork for future generations, it may also provide further insight into their unique historical composition. These services include:

Conservation treatments and assessments can be provided on site or within our purpose-built conservation studio. Our team is experienced in swift response to disaster situations that may have put high value and culturally important items at risk, whether this is through private arrangement or liaison with your insurer.

Conservation with historic integrity

All of our conservators have professional training to museum standards. This ensures that all artworks or historic objects in their care will not have any unessential or unethical intervention during the restoration process.

Our professional conservation team can assist in the restoration of:

  • Historic and contemporary paintings
  • Works on paper such as documents, engravings and watercolours
  • Decorative objects such as porcelain and terracotta
  • Frame restoration and gold leaf application
  • Interior artworks and decorative features
  • Furniture repairs with historically accurate techniques and treatments
  • Indoor and outdoor sculptures of various materials
  • Textile conservation including curtains, rugs, tapestries and costumes
  • Unusual and specialist items such as taxidermy

Ethical conservation treatments

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You don’t really own old family paintings, you are merely a custodian, so having them restored can be a nerve-racking experience. That why I went with an expert team I could trust to restore a painting that is very dear to my heart. The restoration is superb and my family will continue to enjoy the results for generations to come.

I really appreciate the restoration and framing and framing you did for me. The result is very pleasing and I am sure that it will look terrific in the Royal Dragoon Guards Museum in York.

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