Tim Ritson is an award winning conservator providing excellence in the conservation and restoration of antiques, sculpture, fine and decorative arts.  With an outstanding reputation for careful, considered and sympathetic approaches to conservation and restoration projects, Tim Ritson Conservation and Restoration is the first choice for many clients wishing to preserve their valuable objects for future generations.

With broad experience and expertise in the conservation and restoration of frames, furniture, gilding, terracotta, plaster, painted and decorative surfaces as well as ivory bone and shell, no project is too big or small.  Tim Ritson Conservation and Restoration is active in the private, commercial and museum sectors and has been involved in major projects both in the U.K. and internationally.  We also provide a wide range of related conservation services including condition reports and collection surveys, paint and decorative surface analysis, art installation, historic and academic research and international art courier services.

From family heirlooms to priceless antiquities, all objects are treated with the upmost care, consideration and respect they deserve.  Once objects have been thoroughly examined and photographed, clients are provided with an in-depth condition report and a range of options for conservation and restoration treatments. From cleaning and retouching to structural repairs and reintegration, all treatments are considered reversible and are executed using a combination of traditional and modern conservation materials and techniques.

Our flexible approach to conservation and restoration ensures that our clients’ needs and expectations are fulfilled while preserving the artistic, cultural and historical significance of their objects. Ultimately we aim to go beyond the preservation of objects and provide our clients with the highest level of professional advice and services.