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What makes an artefact interesting

Every artefact Peter works on is both interesting and valuable. It becomes interesting through the process of seeing it in its context, appreciating the reasons for it being as it is today, and determining how it may best be displayed and maintained.

It is our involvement as human beings, through initial curiosity and then informed insight, which brings artefacts to life and reveals their intrinsic value. The vision we gain can then be shared with others. This applies to the grandest of paintings or decorative schemes within an historic building to the painted face on an eighteenth century dolls head.

Peter’s work is that of a facilitator. The client has an item of value – historic and/or artistic – and wishes to see it conserved. As a conservator Peter’s task is to understand why that item is in the condition it is and determine what measures are appropriate to secure it for this and future generations.

Case studies featured here aim to throw light on the conservation work Peter undertakes both for heritage organisations and private clients.

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