Paintings conservation and restoration in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Based at the established and well equipped Haughton Studio in Hexham, Northumberland with facilities that include a spray booth and vacuum table, Rory Johnson holds an MA in Conservation of Fine Art from Northumbria University, specialising in easel paintings. 

 With experience of working in museums, historic houses and the private sector, services offered can range from collection surveys, advice on conservation and collections care, minor treatments like surface cleaning and more major structural treatments such as lining.  

Services offered:

Surface cleaning, varnish removal, structural treatments including lining, strip lining, tear mending. Inpainting, varnishing, re-framing to conservation standards, minor frame repairs from surface cleaning to localised repair of decoration.

Collection surveys, condition reports, advice on collection preservation and care, exhibition installation and de-installation, picture hanging, advice on the various aspects of art handling.