About us

Annabelle Monaghan Conservation of Paintings specialises in the conservation and restoration of oil, acrylic or tempera paintings on canvas, wood, metal or board. Conservation work is carried out in our fully equipped studio that meets security standards set by the National Trust.

All work is carried out to professional standards set by Icon (The Institute of Conservation). Conservation treatments on paintings are always documented and photographed. The studio also carries out condition surveys for collections and can produce detailed condition reports (following the guidelines set out by the Church Buildings Council) for churches applying for funding and grants. Current clients include the National Trust, museums, churches and private owners and galleries. The studio is listed on the Conservation Register.

Annabelle Monaghan is an accredited conservator- restorer, having achieved professional accreditation through Icon (The Institute of Conservation). Annabelle has a BA in History of Art from Bristol University and gained an MA in the Conservation of Easel Painting in 1996 from Northumbria University. After completing internships at the Limburg Conservation Institute in The Netherlands and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she worked as a painting conservator at the Southampton City Art Gallery. She also worked in private conservation studios in Sheffield, Southampton and Oxfordshire before setting up her own studio in Shropshire in 2007.

Conserving painting at Attingham