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Sculpture conservation & restoration

Decorative painting, Queens Inner Hall, Stirling Castle, Historic Scotland.

Graciela Ainsworth Sculpture Conservation is an award-winning company in the field of conservation and restoration of historic building facades and interiors, architectural ornament, Museum and Art Gallery artefacts, sculpture in private collections, municipal and garden statuary, churchyards, gravestones and war memorials. We have extensive experience working with all types of stone including sandstone, limestone, marble, granite, alabaster, soapstone and serpentinite, bronze and other metals, terracotta, plaster, ivory, mother of pearl and polychromed objects including gilding.

We undertake condition surveys and conservation reports, we lecture and write articles, as well as always being available on a consultative basis.

  • Consultancy, survey and feasibility studies that include comprehensive condition surveys with photographic and diagrammatic recording of the condition of the object, highlighting areas of concern.
  • Assessment of any previous treatment documentation or apparent intervention.
  • The creation of reports to document any survey, analysis or treatment undertaken, alongside any recommendations or specifications for future conservation or restoration work.

Our team is entrusted by the National Trust for Scotland, the National Museums of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, among others, for the safe relocation of sculptures and artefacts. We also have a wealth of experience in designing and creating imaginative and sensitive displays and fixings for sculptures.

Graciela Ainsworth and other members of the team are also trained sculptors and passionate artists that have carried out numerous commissions for municipal and private clients.

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Decorative painting, Queens Inner Hall, Stirling Castle, Historic Scotland. Alabaster fireplace after conservation, Manchester Town Hall. Conservation and installation of Marble Busts, Playfair Library. Conservation and restoration of marble wall details, St Mary's Chapel, Blairs, Aberdeen. Conservation of 17th Century plaster ceiling, Lennoxlove House.
Conservation of gilded wood and painted plaster pediments, Private House. Conservation of wood ceiling, Brodie Castle, NTS. Decorative painting and gilding of Stirling Heads, Stirling Palace, Historic Scotland. General Register House, Conservation of Robert Adam Roundels. Mosaic Ceiling, Royal Mile Mansions, Edinburgh.
Queens Bed Chamber, painted and gilded, Stirling Castle. Historic Scotland. Stucco Muses, Seaton Delaval Hall, before conservation. Conservation of six 1720’s stucco muses at <a href="" target="_blank">Seaton Delaval Hall</a>, National Trust.. X Rays taken during the conservation of the six 1720’s stucco muses at Seaton Delaval Hall, National Trust. <a href="" target="_blank">ITV Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green 30th March 2015 episode</a>.