Hall Conservation Ltd


Tulip Staircase, Queens House, Greenwich

The Tulip Staircase is thought to be the oldest unsupported spiral staircase in the UK. The stairs are held in place by the support of a cantilever from the wall with each stair supporting on the one above. This famous staircase is located within the Inigo Jones’ designed Queen’
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Lanterns, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

As part of the on-going conservation work at the Old Royal Naval College we undertook the repair of several lanterns. The lanterns were in various conditions and had all been stripped of their paint and gilding before arriving in our studio. The majority of the lanterns are made of co
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Spitting Image Puppet of Michael Foot, People’s History Museum, Manchester

The ‘Spitting Image’ puppet of Michael Foot was donated to the People’s History Museum by Roger Law, one of the two creators of spitting image. The puppet had been on display on the second level of the main gallery floors of the museum but was removed due to signs of deter
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Hereford Screen, V&A Museum, London

One of the monuments of high Victorian art, the choir screen – built as the focal point of Sir George Gilbert Scott’s renovation of Hereford Cathedral – is a masterpiece in the Gothic Revival style. Before its installation in the Cathedral it was a star exhibit at th
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Ruston RB4 Navvy, Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Hall Conservation Ltd was asked to undertake a condition survey on this excavator and produce a report with recommendations for treatment. The wooden cab had been removed, exposing the internal mechanisms to the elements, there was severe flaking corrosion on the bucket of the excavat
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Thirlmere Valve, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Hall Conservation Ltd was initially required to clean and remove loose, flaking corrosion, leaving any sound paint intact. However, it quickly became clear that at some stage a heavy coating of bitumen had been crudely applied over the entire exterior surface, moving parts included, a
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Russian Sculpture, Dorich House Museum

All of the horses were fixed to the base at one point only, leaving them very vulnerable to breakage. One horse had broken off, and during treatment it was clear that this had been repaired on a number of previous occasions. All of the previous repairs had to be removed in order to fi
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Sick, Antony Gormley, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Antony Gormley’s piece, ‘Sick’ had been in storage in a timber crate in what was discovered to be a leaking store in Dublin. On opening the case prior to an exhibition, the curators discovered that it was covered with a layer of lead corrosion, due to a combination of damp
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