Fine Art Restoration Company and Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Mist-Lining workshop in the north of England.

Running from Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October, this is an excellent opportunity for conservators to develop their skills from a team of leading experts. The five day workshop will be a combination of lectures and practical sessions, aimed at giving all participants the confidence and knowledge to practise a combination of new conservation skills. 

Instructors: Kate Seymour and Joanna Strombek

Hosted by: Fine Art Restoration Company, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Duration: 5 days

Dates: 30th September – 4th October 2024

Price: £1980 (payment plans are available)

Mist Lining

The workshop will take place at Fine Art Restoration Company’s flagship studio in the historic city of Carlisle, Cumbria. Transport links run from London, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as a direct trainline from Manchester Airport. For any additional information and enquiries please get in touch at [email protected]

Workshop pricing

The cost of the workshop per participant is £1980. Applications must be submitted to attend, find details in the grey section below.

Payment plans are available for those wishing to split the cost across several months. Please reach out to Fine Art Restoration Company to arrange this:

[email protected] / 0207 112 7576

Subsidised places

Fine Art Restoration Company will be offering subsidised places for emerging conservators who are under 3 years post-qualification.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Sophie McAloone [email protected] with answers to the following questions:

  • What do you hope to gain from attending this mist-lining workshop?
  • How do you hope it will help your career development?
  • Have you received any previous grant or scholarship funding?
  • Why do you feel you deserve a subsidised place at the workshop?



Applicants should submit the following:

  • Name, contact details and affiliated company/institution
  • Short (500 word max) motivation letter in English on why you want to attend

Application Deadline: 19 April 2024. All application materials should be sent by email to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed by a commission consisting of Kate Seymour, Joanna Strombek and a representative of the Fine Art Restoration Company.

Successful participants will be informed by 7th May 2024. Refreshments (tea/coffee) will be provided. Accommodation and lunches will not be covered by the fee. Local hotels can be recommended on request.

What is the Mist-Lining system?

Mist-Lining enables structural reinforcement for canvas paintings by providing structural support without an adhesive that sinks into the original textile. The system has numerous variables and can be easily adjusted to treat historic, modern and contemporary art.

Mist Lining

The innovative Mist-Lining system encompasses the full treatment package. Issues presented by damaged paintings are broken down into manageable components and treated separately prior to the lining process. Utilising the full capacity of the system can be challenging, making support from those who have experience in this method a vital aspect of its training.

The workshop will allow participants to have face-to-face time with SRAL Mist-Lining experts and will provide the necessary skills for conservators to return to their home institutions with an ability to understand and master this new approach. The week-long session also provides a perfect opportunity for attendees to discuss case studies and treatments with a team of fellow professionals. 


Kate Seymour is a Head of Conservation at the SRAL. She was the project coordinator, instructor and part of the lecturing team for the Conserving Canvas Mist-Lining Workshop hosted at SRAL in 2019. Kate has practiced and presented on the Mist-Lining over 20 years, recently at the Yale Conserving Canvas Symposium in 2019. In addition, Kate Seymour is a second term member of the ICOM-CC Directory Board, where she holds office as Chair (2020-2023).

Joanna Strombek is a Conservator at SRAL. She participates in multiple Conserving Canvas initiatives supported by the Getty Foundation. Joanna assisted with designing the Mist-Lining workshop programme. She has presented and published internationally on various conservation subjects, also at Yale Conserving Canvas Symposium in 2019. She is an Assistant Coordinator at ICOM-CC Paintings Working Group (2020-2023) and a member of the ICOM, BAPCR and INCCA.


Terms & Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable. If the event is cancelled your tickets will be refunded in full. If the event is rescheduled tickets will be valid for a new event date. We advise that all attendees purchase travel insurance to cover their travel and accommodation.

If you are unable to attend your ticket can be transferred to a different name, please contact us before confirming via [email protected]

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