Sturge Conservation Studio

Leather conservation and restoration. Also, mosaics, wall paintings, general antiquities, replicas and conservation training.

Leather conservation

Mosaic conservation

Archaeological wall painting conservation

Antiquities conservation and restoration

Training courses

Published work

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Welcome to the Sturge Conservation Studio home page. The studio specialises in the conservation and restoration of leather, but also offers services such as the lifting of Roman mosaics and wall plaster, the treatment of general antiquities archaeological material, the making of replicas, and training courses. If the work you need is outside the scope of the studio we will do our best to advise on alternatives. The links to the left illustrate the range of work available, but this is not exhaustive, if unsure, please ask. (See form at the bottom of this page).

The leather seats in these cars at the York Museums Trust (York Castle Museum) were conserved. The splits in the leather were repaired, holes were filled, and the damaged surface was restored. see car upholstery restoration.

Restoration of leather seats in cars at York Castle Museum

Theo Sturge is a Fellow of the International Institute of Conservation (FIIC), and an Accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ACR). He has over 40 years experience in both the private sector and museums. He has published widely on leather conservation, and on the restoration of wall plaster and mosaics. Published work

The studio works for the National Trust, members of the Historic Houses Association, major Museums such as Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, and a wide range of private clients both in the UK and in the USA. Theo Sturge teaches leather conservation both in the UK and abroad. As well as running his own training courses, he has recently taught at Oslo University, Gothenburg University, EVETEK Finland, the Institut fur Konservierung-Restaurierung, Akademie der bildenden Kunste, Vienna. and the Canadian Institute for Conservation (CAC).

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We would be pleased to hear from you about conservation and restoration work you may require. If you enter your name and email address below along with any message and click on SEND MESSAGE we will get back to you. Please include your phone number if you would like to be contacted in this way. It is also useful to know what country you are in.

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The studio is situated in Northampton, England.
Tel: 01604 717929 (from UK) 0044 1604 717929 (international).
Contact name: Theo Sturge.

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