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DE RIJP TILE PICTURE

Contract project for The National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) – Restoration of a whaling scene tile panel in preparation for the reopening of The Queen’s House.

 

The treatment involved removing the tiles from the heavy and out-dated plaster bedding, clean tiles of dirt and plaster residue, bond all sections, re-attach tiles to a sturdy but lightweight support, fill losses and retouch fills.

 

For a full treatment and discussion of historic findings please follow the links:

 

Part 1

Part 2

church side before

Before intervention

Santa Clara Church

Cement covering vast areas of glazed tiles

Santa Clara Church

Surface had fallen into disrepair

Santa Clara Church

Areas of blue tiles where glaze was lost

Santa Clara Church

Slowly removing cement from tiles' surface

Santa Clara Church

Area of wall before cement was removed from tiles' surface

Santa Clara Church

Same area after cement was removed

Santa Clara Church

Same area after fills were applied and levelled

Santa Clara Church

Same wall ater intervention

Santa Clara Church

After intervention

Santa Clara Church

Another view during intervention

Santa Clara Church

Filled losses

Santa Clara Church

Same view after intervention

Santa Clara Church

Filling areas of loss

Santa Clara Church

Colour matching - retouching fills

Santa Clara Church

Detail during intervention

Santa Clara Church

Same detail after intervention

16th CENTURY TILED ROOM

These tiled walls adorn the entrance hall at the Santa Clara Church and former convent in the city of Porto, Portugal.

The tiles had been restored early in the 20th century and now falling into disrepair. The intervention goals were to preserve as many tiles as possible, removing inadequate mortar covering their edges, securing tiles deemed unstable, and reinstating losses to glazed surfaces, improving the overall readability of these highly fractured tiles in the historic room.