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13 Sep


Laser Cleaning External Alabaster: High Speed Timelapse

September 13, 2018 | By |

Work on this unique alabaster archivolt of the Norman doorway dating from ca. 1160 is underway at St Mary’s Church, Tutbury, with a programme of pre-consolidation and meticulous laser cleaning. We couldn’t resist documenting the dramatic transformation with some very high speed time lapse recordings. Read More

08 Jun


Calling all Freelance Conservators

June 8, 2017 | By |

Hirst Conservation are always on the look out for conservators and specialist craftspeople. We work on projects in a great range of materials including stone, plaster, timber, painted and gilded surfaces and easel paintings. We welcome CVs from freelance conservators across a range of skills and specialisms. Read More

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. Read More