We are guided by the principle of managing agents of deterioration, whist preserving, revealing and enhancing the significance and authenticity of objects. Our team applies this philosophy to all projects, allowing the painting to guide treatment, rather than forcing our expectations upon it.
The core studio team specialize in old master paintings whilst drawing on a network of expertise across other disciplines: frames, miniatures, polychromy, paper and textile conservators, liners and structural specialists, technical art historians, scientists and curators.
The studio is equipped to undertake structural treatments from tear-mending and correction of canvas deformations to lining and re-lining of paintings. We work collaboratively with panel painting, textile and furniture conservators and liners on complex multidisciplinary projects.
Our team is experienced at working on site carrying out minor preventive and remedial treatments as part of the “little and often” principle of housekeeping and collection care. Katya is also trained in salvage and emergency response.