Easel Painting Conservation

‌An MLA Partnership Grant helped Jenny Williamson BA ACR, together with the School of Art and the National Library of Wales, to set up an easel painting conservation studio in Aberystwyth. 

Conservation and Restoration of Easel Paintings

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU

Jenny Williamson gained her degree at Cambridge University and then trained in the conservation of easel paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has worked in museums and for private clients in England, Wales and India including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery, London, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, the National Library of Wales and the Calcutta Tercentenary Trust.

Her present work schedule includes full treatments and collection care for the easel paintings for the National Library of Wales, School of Art and Glynn Vivian Museum, Swansea. 

The painting conservation studio offers a professional service for museums, public and private collections and individuals. The range of services relating to the conservation of easel paintings includes:

  • Full conservation and restoration treatments of old master and modern paintings
  • Condition survey work
  • Treatment estimates
  • Conservation framing
  • Full written and photographic documentation of all work
  • All aspects of collection management from initial assessments to framing

Investigation into the condition of a work of art using all appropriate scientific methods: X-radiography, I-R reflectography, U-V flourescence, microscopy etc.

  • Written examination reports for prospective sales or purchases

Exhibition assistance including pre- and post-loan examinations, supervision of framing and crating, and courier services

  • Emergency aid in case of fire, flood or accidental damage
  • Conservation work undertaken at the National Library Studio or on-site