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Conserving the past to enrich the future for over thirty years

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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Coronavirus Update

March 23, 2020 | Hirst-Conservation From our family to yours. We wanted to reassure you that as well as the wellbeing of our staff, the wellbeing of our wider family of clients and suppliers guides how we carry out our business during this difficult period.  Our priority is the safety of our staff, suppliers and the clients we serve nationally and internationally.  We have therefore adapted our ways of working to continue to be able to serve our clients whilst safeguarding all those we work with. Read More

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 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

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