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28 Nov


Celebrating 30 years of Hirst Conservation

November 28, 2016 | By |

It seems quite remarkable for Hirst Conservation to be celebrating 30 years and it is hugely gratifying that this should be one of our busiest years yet. By the nature of our business, we stand to be judged by generations to come, but the work at Ely Cathedral and York Minster in the 1980s seem like only yesterday.

As well as the projects we have completed, I’m immensely proud of the people I’ve worked with through the years. Major projects from the beginning necessitated a breadth of conservation experience, and from the onset I believed that a multi-disciplinary team would allow us to cover the diverse range of skills that are needed for so many projects.  This philosophy has proved itself time and again as the team has been able to adapt to the many challenges over the years.

It has, for example, been my privileged to work with Paul d’Armada since 1987.  He is a chemist and physicist by training, but his talents evolved to include outstanding skills as a fine artist, craftsman and conservator.  I have been so lucky to have his support and great knowledge over the years.  Many other members of the team have been with me for a long time, and as a growing business we continue to welcome new members to the team, I can’t mention them all in this newsletter but their efforts are also outstanding.