Companies & Business Archives

  • Amnesty International
  • British Conjuring Collection
  • British Medical Association
  • British Petroleum (BP)
  • British Red Cross
  • Document SOS
  • Friends Provident
  • Guinness Brewing GB
  • JCB
  • Kellogg's
  • Marks & Spencer plc
  • MEPC
  • Prudential Corporation plc
  • Reuters
  • The Revival Company
  • The Wellcome Foundation
  • United Distillers
  • Young’s Brewery

Galleries & Museums

  • Epping Forest District Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Museum of London Docklands
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • The Royal Academy of Arts
  • Victoria & Albert Museum

Institutions & Libraries

  • All Hallows by the Tower
  • Bedfordshire County Council
  • British Film Institute
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Fawcett Library
  • Guildhall Library
  • King's College London
  • Lincoln's Inn Library
  • Norfolk Museum Services
  • Post Office Archives
  • Redbridge Central Archives
  • The Drapers' Company
  • The Magic Circle
  • The Mercers' Company
  • The Order of St John
  • The Royal Statistical Society
  • Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

Local Record Offices

  • Brent Archives
  • Bromley Local Studies Centre
  • Hackney Archives
  • Lambeth Archives
  • Southwark Archives
  • Surrey History Centre
  • Surrey Record Office

Key projects

  • Document SOS, Glenalmond College, Scotland.

    In 2009 the studio undertook a project to repair heavily water damaged photographs (which were stuck to the glass), mounts and supports. Work involved removal of frames, photographs and supports, treatment of photographs, remounting, new calligraphy to window mounts, some new frames and some frame restoration and conservation framing.

  • Guinness Brewing GB

    From an initial survey of the early Guinness advertising material in 1990, the studio was able to give recommendations on storage, environmental controls and condition reports on specific areas where urgent treatment was needed. Over a 12 year period a programme of conservation work was carried out on many of the original drawings for poster designs, company photographs and photograph albums, label books, and general archives.

  • Museum of London Docklands

    The studio was the sole conservator for all documents, prints, drawings, and posters for this new museum. Work involved all conservation work, mounting and framing and liaising with the curator on other framing requirements for their oil painting collection. The museum opened in May 2003 and by the end of the project approximately 300-400 items had been conserved, mounted or framed.

  • King’s College London, The Laycock Collection

    The project involved the conservation of 4,500 individual documents relating to Major General Sir Robert Laycock’s operations 1941-1942, which were damaged during storage. All papers were stored in manila folders and had suffered severe water damage, tears and handling problems. All documents were cleaned, buffered and aqueous repaired before being stored in Timecare Boxes and melinex pockets.

  • The Drapers’ Company

    During the early part of 1999 the studio carried out a survey and estimated costing for the repair of over 3,500 damp and mouldy architectural plans. A programme of repair work was carried out over a number of years on the plans and drawings which were in a variety of media, from very fragile tracing paper plans to detailed colour drawings and very large plans of buildings and estates, dating from 16th century to the 1970s.

    Alongside this work we carried out on a cleaning and preservation programme on 600 boxes of archives, treating mould, cleaning surface dirt, highlighting damaged documents, changing acidic folders, and envelopes, removing metal clips and pins and re-housing in new archive boxes.

    We are now in the process of repairing documents that were considered too fragile to clean during the preservation work.

  • Bromley Local Studies Centre

    A project in 2006 to conserve, and repair of water and mould damaged volumes relating to church records in the London Borough of Sutton. Work involved both conservation and binding.

  • Bromley Parish Records

    Work involved the conservation, binding and repair of very badly damaged minutes books, vestry meetings and a parchment and leather bound volume of accounts (1686-1689).

  • Surrey Record Office

    The studio was the sole paper conservator from 1996 to 2000, and was involved in the conservation of archives relating to the Broadwood Piano Company. This archive received funding from the Historic Manuscripts Trust and later the National Heritage lottery fund and was in urgent need of conservation and binding. In all, there were 145 leather bound volumes, and many of these required full conservation. The studio later worked on a total of 24 volumes and a very large and badly damaged price list book dated from 1817 also from the Broadwood Piano Company.

    In most cases the bindings had suffered from damp conditions leaving many volumes in a mouldy and very weak state. Conservation included breaking down the volumes, cleaning, buffering, washing, and full repair using wheat starch paste and spider tissue supports, before being pressed folded and collated ready for binding.

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