Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ouseburn Open Studios 2011

For those of you who may not know, Ouseburn is an area of Newcastle which has a very high proportion of artists’ studios, galleries and workshops, (not to mention design businesses, bars and live music venues). Basically, this hub of … Continue reading

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Re-touching; how far is too far?

Someone recently asked me: “How much is an artwork re-touched during conservation treatments?” I’m afraid there’s no simple answer to this often hotly-debated subject. And that’s a very good thing. The answer is, and always should be, influenced by factors … Continue reading

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A fragment of Newcastle history & a note on transparent supports

I’ve recently been carrying out conservation on some items from a wonderful collection of ephemera which included all sorts of interesting items, one of which I’ve picked out for you on this blog page (see the Portfolio page for treatment … Continue reading

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A Re-fit to Fit

I’m extremely fortunate that, within the next few days, my studio furnishings are all about to be custom built to suit my wants and needs! This is great news because not only will it all ‘fit’ me (I’m not the … Continue reading

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Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian Book Fair – 9th October 2011

The last Tynemouth book fair of the year took place yesterday. It was a busy day and once again I had many people asking multiple questions about their objects. Don’t forget to look at or download my leaflet, ‘Protecting your … Continue reading

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A Note on the Metro Line for this Sunday

I incorrectly stated in my last post that the metro line between North Shields and Tynemouth was still undergoing re-construction. Please ignore this! The metro line is now running smoothly again between North Shields and Tynemouth station in both directions. … Continue reading

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