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Sculpture and Monuments

14 Apr


Hirst Conservation joins Palace of Westminster consortium

April 14, 2022 | By |

Hirst Conservation, in conjunction with our consortium partners Sandberg, Conisbee, Hutton+ Rostron, are delighted to have been appointed onto the four-year framework to undertake intrusive surveys at the Palace of Westminster, as part of their Restoration and Renewal Programme.

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14 Oct


Giving local dignitaries a lift – William De La Pole and Voyage Sculpture

October 14, 2021 | By |

As a new employee to Hirst Conservation Ltd being involved with this task was a great start.

Few locations offer a better view of the Humber, modern architecture, a glimpse of the past and future of Hull.

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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

12 Jul


Medieval Pavement in Lichfield Cathedral Library

July 12, 2018 | By |

Lichfield Cathedral library is a unique space with a rare example of preserved medieval floor pavement. We were thrilled to assist architect Robert Kilgour and Greenwood Projects with the proposal to make the library accessible to a wider audience by initially undertaking a condition assessment of the floor tiles followed by conservation treatments to the tiles within the main room of the library.

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25 Jun


A 200 Piece Jigsaw in Limestone and Alabaster Reconstructed for Buxton Museum

June 25, 2018 | By |

Following damage in 2017 we were appointed by Derbyshire Borough Council to undertake works to the White Watson Tablet. The small but beautifully crafted plaque (1794) from Buxton Museum depicts folded and faulted strata of Ecton Hill on one side with various rock types in a pattern on the other, fashioned in local rocks and minerals, e.g. Crinoidal limestone, richly veined and coloured alabaster, with crystals of galena and haematite used to define the fault lines.

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01 Feb


Treatment of Bronze and Marble Statues: Queen Victoria and Richard Baxter

February 1, 2018 | By |

Our team have recently undertaken treatment of two very different and remarkable statues: A Sicilian marble Monument to Richard Baxter Monument in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and a bronze memorial statue to Queen Victoria located at South Shields Town Hall.   Read More