We have had a very busy time of it here in the painting conservation studio with two major new TWAM (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums) exhibitions opening as well as some other fantastic travelling exhibitions to over see.
Carol has been working flat out to get 6 paintings ready for the 150 years exhibition at South Shields and I have been working (with a lot of help from volunteers) on getting the 40 + paintings ready for the opening of our New Northern spirit Gallery. Most of the work which needed doing on the paintings for Northern Spirit was to do with the frames some of which were dirty and damaged!
Carol had a lot of major work to do on the portraits for South Shields (her boys as we called them) some of which had obviously not received such attention for some time.
we are now cleaning the studio and catching up on the paperwork until the next onslaught of exhibitions which we will start next week with preparations for the Treasures of the Shipley exhibition 81 paintings on the list (though I’m hoping that will be narrowed down) so that it will be All Calm on the Conservation front (at least for a little while).