Michael Correia

Paintings Conservation and Restoration

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I am a professional Paintings Conservator and Restorer based in London, England.

I hold a Master's degree with distinction in Conservation of Fine Art (Easel Paintings Specialism) from Northumbria University, graduating in 2007. As a qualified, professional conservator I adhere to the Institute of Conservation's Professional Standards and Code of Conduct.

For fifteen years I have specialised on the treatment of European oil paintings on canvas and panel, working in established conservation studios and on a freelance basis for a variety of private and public clients. I have also joined conservation projects on wall paintings and historic buildings around the UK, and have extensive experience undertaking historic paint research and analysis.

During 2011-2013 I moved to the Netherlands to work for the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) on the conservation and restoration of nationally important 16th century heraldic panel paintings from the Grote Kerk in The Hague. In 2019 I travelled to Kabul to treat paintings from the collection of the National Gallery of Afghanistan, working for International Fine Art Conservation Studios (IFACS) on a Brtish Council-funded project.

Having the advantage of a scientific background (a BSc in Planetary Science from University College London) I have an excellent understanding of modern conservation materials and techniques, as well as the nature and ageing characteristics of historic artists' materials. This allows me to assess condition and carry out complex restoration treatments in a responsible and safe manner.

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