Conservation and restoration training courses.

The studio offers a variety of conservation and restoration related training courses. Most of these are run on request. The following gives an idea of those available, but others may be available on request. Please ask.


Leather conservation

Mosaic conservation and restoration

Archaeological wall painting conservation

Antiquities conservation and restoration

Published work

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Practical leather conservation.

This course is intended for professional conservators and restorers who wish to expand their knowledge and for those part way through a training course. It is not suitable for complete beginners. Details This will take you to the studio's specialist leather conservation site. Next course: 14th - 17th February 2023. To be held at the Wooburn Craft School.

Cost 440 pounds sterling.

Fresco painting. 1 Day.

Fresco was used by the Etruscans and the technique can be traced through to the Romans and on to the medieval period. Because it is painted on fresh lime plaster the work has to be carried out in a day. This requires special techniques. The day will start with a lecture lasting about 1 hour to explain the methods used, and to illustrate the similarities in technique from the different periods. The rest of the day will be spent on plastering and painting. No previous experience or artistic skills are needed. The course is suitable for novices as well as professionals in the fields of art, art history, conservation etc. It can be varied to meet the needs of different groups.


The cost for the day is 300 pounds Sterling. This is split between participants. Includes tea, coffee, lunch and materials.

Other topics.

A range of other lectures and topics are available. Some suitable for in house training, while others are more suited to one off lectures.

Subjects covered in the past include:

The Art of Fresco. A popular lecture and demonstration which can be adjusted to suit both general audiences and specialist ones.

The conservation and care of collections in voluntary museums. (1 day).

The safe handling of objects in museums and historic houses. (1 day).

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