Hirst Conservation Ltd provides a holistic approach to the building envelope and associated surfaces. To achieve this aim, the company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone, plaster, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, achieved through the employment of experienced conservators. Hirst Conservation Ltd also undertakes consultancy work and the overseeing of project briefs.
This base of varied specialisms allows us to act on informed treatment specifications. All conservation work undertaken by Hirst, whatever the specialism, is undertaken alongside preliminary survey, analysis and research, including photographic and diagrammatic recording, archival research and the assessment of previous treatments, where applicable. This working relationship of research and conservation serves to enforce the understanding and appropriate treatment of the building envelope and associated elements.
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A little more about who we are and what we do
Following many years of training in medieval wall painting and stone conservation, Elizabeth became a senior conservator within the Eve Baker Trust. She subsequently went on to found Hirst Conservation in 1986 and manages a multi-disciplined organisation encompassing a wide range of skills and technical expertise.
Senior Conservation Analyst
Paul has worked as a conservation analyst for Hirst Conservation for over twenty years, developing a unique understanding of conservation and materials science through his work. Responsible for laboratory analysis and the manufacture of traditional paints, Paul is also a skilled conservator in stone, plaster and decorative surfaces.
Senior Plaster and Monuments Conservator
Tim joined Hirst Conservation in 2000, specialising in the conservation of masonry, earth walling and plaster works. Since joining he has become a key member of the Hirst team, with training and experience in the use of laser technology and specialised survey equipment for conservation applications.
Senior Stone Conservator
Sabina specialises in the conservation and restoration of wall paintings, plaster and stone objects, and has published several papers in the field. She has gained wide-ranging experience through involvement in diverse national and international projects.
Senior Paintings Conservator
Rhiannon has been a key member of Hirst Conservation since 2004, specialising in the conservation of easel paintings and decorative surfaces. Before joining Hirst Conservation, Rhiannon completed internships in both the public and private sector, including The Royal Collection.