Tag Archives: Decorative surfaces

Recording the Nation’s Sculpture – ICON Article

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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 .

An interesting fact about Thomas Chippendale…

An interesting fact about Thomas Chippendale…
  Today Google have celebrated Thomas Chippendale’s 295th birthday with a Google Doodle and I thought I might share an interesting fact about him and his work. As we all know Chippendale was a master craftsmen in furniture design and cabinet making.  His skills and design were unrivaled in the 1800’s and his work is nationwide and international.  Chippendale’s story of success as a master craftsman and prolific designer is very different to his .

Condition survey and upcoming project on decorative historic interior

Music Room Ceiling
  Inspire Conservation have completed a comprehensive condition survey and treatment recommendation plan for another new client, PWR events, who organise well known events including Hampton Court Festival from their head office in London.  Their head office building is known as the Brick House or Grove House in Hampton and has an interesting history and a very unique Moorish interior scheme in one of the rooms within it. Inspire Conservation were sought to undertake a condition .

Inspire Conservation is celebrating its fifth year!

Conservation register
  Inspire Conservation is now 5!  Michael Sheppard set up Inspire Conservation five years ago after completing a two year project with Payne and Stewart at Cardiff castle.  Michael acted as the site manager over seeing a large team of wall painting and decorative surface conservators and specialist subcontractors. The companies humble beginnings started as MJS Conservation for a few years and established itself as a stone conservation company specialising in the treatment of .

St John the Baptist, Cold Overton, Decorative surface conservation

Procession detail
The small church at Cold Overton in Leicestershire contains some important and rather rare mediaeval wall paintings.  The parish council contacted Inspire Conservation to undertake a condition survey of the painted schemes and the surrounding substrates.  The condition of the schemes are currently quite poor and there is growing fear of their further deterioration and complete loss.  The schemes are a rare subject matter and composition, with only a few other similar examples in the UK. .

Wivenhoe House Hotel; restoration of a Victorian Manor

Inspire Conservation were sought to undertake specialist conservation elements of the refurbishment of the Victorian Manor into a high class boutique hotel.  Essex University and education foundation ‘Edge’ are working to turn Wivenhoe House into a luxury hotel and innovative hotel school.  When it opens in spring 2012, pupils will be able to study for fast-track degrees in culinary and hotel management while getting on-the-job experience.  We are proud to have been involved in .
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