Date completed : 11 January 2019 Duration : 1 Month
Karen Dundas

The paint surface was cleaned to remove residual glue, candle wax drips and lining paper fragments.

Crumbling plaster, holes and cracks were stabilised and filled.

Old crumbling, uneven or proud fills were either removed and refilled with an appropriate conservation grade material, or pared back to a level surface.

Flaking paint was consolidated, small paint losses were reintegrated, and missing stencil decoration was reconstructed over large plaster fills.

Modern silver overpaint was carefully removed to reveal intact, delicate stencil decoration on the Ambry door.

A team of four conservators collaborated on this project – Karen Dundas (project leader), Shannon Miller, Rory Johnson and Annabelle Remnant.

St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.
St Elizabeth’s Church (Minsteracres, Northumberland), Chancel – conservation and restoration of Victorian stencil scheme.

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