I have been getting to grips with 3D scanning and can already see so many applications for conservation. In particular, recording 3-dimensional decorative schemes, and recording high level carving and detail to make it more accessible. Recording deterioration is also extremely useful to act as a comparator for future inspection.
The brickwork is a trial area from my house – where previous owners have repointed in cement, leading to damage to the brickwork.
Follow the link below to see the scan in action!
Welcome to the shiny, new website for Karen Morrissey Paint Research. It’s been a long time coming; over two-and-a-half years in the making!
I have been busy working on many wonderful projects since becoming an independent consultant in 2012. I will be posting more information about some of the interesting, beautiful and quirky places as time goes on.
I hope that you will find the information about our services useful; if you have a question about paint research, I’d love to hear from you.
Benefits of undertaking a considered and well planned campaign of architectural paint research include:
- By providing clarity at the beginning of a project, architectural paint research can allow planning and budgeting of conservation and restoration work
- Identification of technical issues with paint, such as latent incompatibility, performance and toxicity
- Contribution to long-term conservation management plan
- Underpinning options for conservation/ restoration
Enriching the interpretation of your site
- Enhancement of the recorded archaeology of a site
- Establishment of the chronology of decorative schemes
- Creation of a narrative of changes to the structure and related decorative schemes
- Evaluation of how changing fashion, economy and use of a heritage asset has impacted on the choice, quality and condition of decoration
- Interpretation of the significance of the schemes identified
- Dating of both paint schemes and architectural changes