Senior Project Manager, Alexandra Miller, speaks about the restoration of Elizabeth Tower at the Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference.
The topic for the conference is ‘Bringing Back the Colour!’. Speakers will discuss their recently completed projects with the emphasis on paint and colour. Alexandra will be joining Katherine Carey, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine, to talk about the restoration of Elizabeth Tower.
Details about about how Charles Barry’s pared back original 1856 clock face scheme of bare stone, Prussian blue and gold leaf was reinstated will be shared with the audience. Alexandra will describe each stage of this remarkable journey from removing historic paint layers and discovering the historic decorative schemes to the final flourishes of redecorating and gilding the iconic clock faces of Elizabeth Tower and its famous cast iron roof. She will also explain how the full stratigraphic and historic paint chip analysis from the stone surrounds, metal dials and hands of each clock face led to uncovering the original Charles Barry decorative scheme – vastly different to the black and gold scheme from the 1980s.
Other speakers include…
- Repair and redecoration of Buckingham Palace Grand Staircase, Louis Randall, Head of Property Operations, Royal Household Property Section
- Colour and Pattern: The Restoration of the Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, David Beevers, the Keeper of the Royal Pavilion and Annabel Westman FSA, Textile historian and Consultant & Director Emeritus, The Attingham Trust
- Redecoration of St Patrick’s Soho, project background, Sinclair Johnston, Consultant, Byrne Looby
- The redecoration of the interior of St Patrick’s Soho, Paul Humphreys, Director, Hare & Humphreys
The Traditional Pain Forum Annual Conference will be held in St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square on 18th November 2022.
For ticket details please visit: The Traditional Paint Forum