Solvents and Paint Films: Practical Solutions by Gwendoline R. Fife

21 - 23 October 2019

at SRAL Studios

25-2-2019 Fife Workshop Flyer 2019

This workshop aims to support practitioners in their practical applications of solvents for cleaning. This will be achieved by providing a review of knowledge with an overview including recent research into solvent effects, current findings into solvent application techniques, and an open forum for discussions covering workshop participants’ questions, practical experiences and opinions regarding solvent choices and application.


Gwendoline R. Fife

Senior Conservator, SRAL

Since 2005 Gwendoline R. Fife has worked at SRAL where she is a senior (practicing) conservator and lecturer. After graduating in chemistry (BscHons, York University, 1994), she trained in easel painting conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London (PGDipCons, 1997). Following her subsequent Mellon Fellowship (Walters Museum, Baltimore, 1998-2001) she worked in various museum and private conservation studios in the USA, Ireland, UK and The Netherlands prior to her current position.

Workshop fees:

Standard: € 570.00

Deadline for registration:

15 September 2019

Workshop fees will include lunches.

Registration forms are available at and

Numbers are limited to 15 participants and are allocated on a first come basis.

Discount bookings for accommodation at Townhouse Design Hotel only through SRAL. Organisation & Inquiries: Kate Seymour & Siska Losse:

Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) is a leading institute specialised in the conservation and restoration of paintings, sculptures, contemporary artworks and historic interiors. We provide an integrated approach to conservation issues through research, consultancy and education.