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Conserving Paintings and Frames

6 March 2024

Join us for an informal drop-in event with our painting and frame restorers to learn about their work on a 17th-century painting from the Portland Collection.

This framed portrait has been partially conserved and is on display in our exhibition Work Life: Life’s Work to help illustrate the work undertaken in our artist studios. It is thought to depict Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia.

Drop-in any time between 1pm and 3pm to ask the teams from Freeman and Young Conservation and Belgrave Conservation all of your burning questions.

Visitor Information

6 March

Drop-in between 1pm – 3pm

Free entry

Freeman and Young Conservation

Sarah Freeman ACR

Following her graduation from University College London and the Courtauld Institute of Art, Sarah Freeman completed a six-month internship at Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg in Maastricht, Netherlands. She has also worked in Mumbai, completing the final stages of conservation on The Sword of Damocles by Antoine Dubost.


Jennifer Young

Jennifer Young graduated from the University of Northumbria with an MA in Conservation of Easel Paintings, before working as a painting conservator in the Netherlands for five years. Here, she gained experience conserving seventeenth century Dutch art and twentieth century art.

Belgrave Conservation

Claire Ridley

Claire Ridley is a conservator specialising in gilding and picture frame conservation and restoration. She worked for the Royal Collection Trust and Birmingham Museums before establishing Belgrave Conservation, a practice specialising in fine and decorative art conservation. Claire combines her conservation practice with an academic career, lecturing at the University of Lincoln.