Updates from Plowden & Smith and the World of Fine Art Restoration
Furniture Restoration – Plowden & Smith Talk Marquetry With Period Living
Towards the end of 2019, Period Living Magazine visited our Furniture Restoration Workshop to discuss Marquetry…
Church Statue Restoration Project
Follow the restoration process of an important Martin Travers’ gilded statue, entitled Our Lady of Peace, which came in for treatment from St Mary’s Church, Belgravia.
Plowden & Smith Restorers Star in Christie’s Film
The new Christie’s Classic Week short film features some familiar faces from the Plowden & Smith restoration studios…
Invaluable Advice When Caring for Valuable Art Collections
Invaluable advice from a host of leading industry experts specialising in the care and safeguarding of fine art, including guidance on art conservation, display, home security and insurance
Conserving Conservation: The Value of Traditional Metalworking Skills
In many contexts the application of traditional methods and their modern-day counterparts remains vital. Traditional metalworking knowledge can extend the life of objects which are severely damaged, have active corrosion in inaccessible places, or are missing parts or historic finishes integral to their stability or function.
New Approaches to Graffiti and Street Art Restoration
In their aim to present a new imagery in cities, graffiti and street artists have managed to make the public aware of the potential and power of their ideas, and consequently, the public has added values to these art forms. These values play an important role in our current view of graffiti and street art, not only in accepting them as ‘art forms’ but also in presenting possibilities in their conservation.
Masterpiece Award Winners Announced
In partnership with Plowden & Smith, Masterpiece Awards are awarded to those exhibits and stands that are judged to be outstanding - perhaps undiscovered, rare, provenanced, and of beauty. There are three types of award: Outstanding Display Rewards...
Win a Bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne at Masterpiece
Masterpiece London and Plowden & Smith Partnership Announced
Plowden & Smith has entered into a partnership with Masterpiece London, becoming the fair’s Official Awards Partner for 2019.
BADA Interview with Our Senior Conservation Manager, Emily Beaven
Emily discussing a treatment with Plowden & Smith Head of Ceramic Conservation, Madeleine Graham British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) intern Phoebe Brereton spoke with Emily Beavan, Senior Conservation Manager at Plowden & Smith, to gain her insights...