We thought that this would be of interest to our viewers who do not necessarily have access to the ICON magazine. This is an article in the current issue 51. These pages have often sung the praises of the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and its mammoth undertaking of recording all the oil paintings in public ownership (see www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/). Now the PCF is turning its attention to sculpture and has just signed a partnership agreement .
Abbots Langley war memorial has been cleaned by Inspire Conservation with the DOFF super heated water system and repointed with lime mortar ready for the winter months and the second phase of work, which will take place in the new year. The monument was heavily colonised by algal growths and the lettering was barely legible, but since the cleaning it is clear that the names can now be read. The second phase of .
We thought we would have a bit of fun and plot some of the projects that Michael Sheppard and Inspire Conservation have completed projects over the last eight years and it turns out that it covers quite a distance…
If you are a custodian of a war memorial or have one in your village or town which requires attention before the centennial event on the 4th August 2014 then you may require funding for the work. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) offer funding for the restoration and repair of World War One memorials, monuments and other artefacts for the centennial. The details can be found here on the HLF site with various options. .
The WWI centennial celebrations will be upon us next year and it is only natural that there would be a influx of war memorials requiring repair and cleaning as parishes and custodians prepare ahead to the calendar event. Inspire Conservation undertake numerous war memorial conservation programmes every year and we are known for our understanding of these unique monuments. Ampthill town council have instructed us to conserve, clean and repair the monument including DOFF cleaning .
Here is another example of our cleaning system in action on a war memorial in Bedfordshire which is currently being restored for the centenary next year. There are approximately 70,000 war memorials in the UK, that is almost one in every village. These monuments and memorials are in various states of repair and we are proud to say that we have restored, repaired and cleaned numerous war memorials nationwide. The services that we provide include: .
Inspire Conservation have just completed unique statue conservation and stone masonry restoration repairs to the Australian Embassy in London. Our specialist services in statue conservation were employed following the stone façade cleaning earlier in the month. Victoria House was built in 1907 on the corner of an island site with the Strand, Aldwych and Melbourne place as the boundary. It was designed by Scottish architects A Marshall Mackenzie & Sons and built by Dove .
Inspire Conservation carry out war memorial cleaning and restoration services throughout the UK with appropriate conservative methods and materials. This article is about a war memorial cleaning project undertaken in Welwyn, however please call us to discuss if you are looking to have a war memorial cleaned or restored on 01908 586661. Welwyn War Memorial It’s that time of year again when veterans, family members, parish councils and local communities remember the events of .