The ICON Paintings Group will present: ‘A Little Painter Who is in the House Cleaning Pictures – Early Restorers at the National Trust’ a talk by Christine Sitwell ACR on the history of conservation and restoration at National Trust houses – Thursday 15 July 2021 at 7:00– 8:30pm (BST)
In 1996, a conference entitled “Studies in the History of Painting Restoration” presented papers on historic restoration practices in England, France, the Netherlands and Spain. Christine Sitwell ACR contributed to these papers by describing the work of Henry Bolton, a 19th century restorer, who worked in various country houses. This presentation will include Christine’s additional research into National Trust archives to further document the work of restorers and add to the work of other researchers such as Jacob Simon and Morwenna Blewett.Christine Sitwell ACR: Christine is an Icon Accredited member, a fellow of IIC and the chairman of the Icon Historic Interiors Group. She received a Master of Science degree from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Programme in Art Conservation followed by a National Museum Fellowship for an internship in the painting’s conservation department at the Tate Gallery, London. She joined the National Trust in 1990 advising on the conservation of paintings and historic interiors until her retirement in 2020.
Some wine and cheese pairings and tea and cake pairings for you to enjoy whilst you listen to the talk will be sent out digitally to you once you have booked your tickets.
Tickets: Icon Member: £4.00; Non-Icon Member: £6.00 – please purchase a ticket through the ICON Website.