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Hirst Conservation Ltd was founded by Elizabeth Hirst to provide a holistic approach to the conservation of objects, buildings and associated surfaces.

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Conferences and Working Partnerships

August 19, 2019 | Hirst-Conservation Conferences and Working Partnerships We have been delighted to visit a number of analytical facilities recently including the British Museum and the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). At the conservation department at the British Museum it was very useful to discuss our mutual interest in the use of Lasers.  Machines are being developed and improved and we expect to see greater use of them in the future for stone, plaster and painting conservation.  If anyone is in Scotland in early September Sabina will be discussing the challenges in the cleaning the alabaster archivolt at St Mary’s Tutbury at the Monuments in Monuments Conference in Stirling, details https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/what-we-do/conservation/conferences-and-events/monuments-in-monuments-2019/. We are also looking forward to the forthcoming publication following this conference. Read More

Stowe House

August 19, 2019 | Hirst-Conservation Stowe House is a grade I listed building in Buckinghamshire. Following the conservation of the Fame and Victory ceiling above the East Staircase, a limited investigative study of the cornice and walls was carried out, during which time a scheme of nationally-significant grisaille wall paintings was discovered, dating from c1740. Read More

Stonemasonry Student of the Year Award

August 19, 2019 | Hirst-Conservation In July Elizabeth was delighted to be asked to present the award of Stonemasonry Student of the Year to Hannah Kendall at Moulton College, Northampton.  This award is given by The Worshipful Company of Masons who encourage the pursuit of excellence in colleges by sponsoring awards for achievement. Read More

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