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Conserving the present.
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Manley Globe Restoration in Progress

What sets us apart?

Well, perhaps the reason why Manley has the reputation it does is because we work extremely hard to deliver profesional conservation and restoration services to private collectors. We are a small, tight team at Manley and like it that way, only flexing with tried and trusted specialist freelance colleagues when workload demands. Whether we are working on a masterpiece for a national museum, or a family portrait for a local individual, our clients can be assured of the very finest work and service level throughout.

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Our team

Having graduated from the Basque Country and Northumbria University in paper and paintings conservation, Sandra gained positions with the Iberdrola Fellowship, Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao with a short placement at El Prado. Sandra has also worked on a diverse range of world class art and artifacts at the Museum National Trust, and Tate, with whom she continues to collaborate closely. Outside of gallery life, Sandra’s interests include music (Sandra plays the bassoon), the discovery of new places and dancing the tango.

After graduating in Portugal, Tiago gained a master’s degree in ceramics and glass conservation at the internationally renowned West Dean College, Sussex. He frequently works with national and international museums, such as The Courtauld, The National Maritime Museum, The Wallace Collection, The Peabody Institute (US) and The Museum of Salzburg. When Tiago is not working, he enjoys learning about traditional crafts and tending to his garden.

 

Having attained a City & Guilds diploma in Easel Painting and Frame Conservation, her career took Leona into teaching at the London School of Picture and Frame Conservation. Since then, she has worked as a conservator for several private collections and with the Restorers without Frontiers Charity. Complementing her gallery life, Leona enjoys painting portraits, going to the theatre and practising yoga.

 

Following an MA from the Northumbria University, Marcela has worked with a number of renowned private studios and public institutions across Europe. Projects have included medieval frescos and encaustic wall paintings as well as traditional easel paintings. In September 2023, Marcela participated at the Modular Cleaning Program (MCP). Outside of work, Marcela spends time visiting venues and galleries to discover new artists and live music.

Having trained as a fine art lithographer, Alan spent the next forty years in the world of high-end Creative Production. Alan had been a client of the gallery for nearly thirty years and following his retirement early 2023, is now helping the gallery through its transition. Alongside his NED work, Alan enjoys family, the arts, gardening, food and wine, yoga and birdwatching.

Just a few of the artists and creators whose work we’ve restored

  • Barcelo, Miquel
  • Blake, William
  • Dali, Salvador
  • Delaunay, Robert
  • Domingo Marqués
  • Constable, John
  • Emin, Tracey
  • Gainsborough, Thomas
  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Guo-Qiang, Cai
  • Hogarth, William
  • Hockney, David
  • Hunt, William Henry
  • Lalique
  • Landseer, Edwin Henry
  • Lawrence, Thomas
  • Matisse, Henry
  • Picasso, Pablo
  • Quentin de La Tour, Maurice
  • Rayner, Louise Ingram
  • Reynolds, Joshua
  • Robert, Hubert
  • Sevres
  • Stubbs, George
  • Toulouse -Lautrec, Henri
  • Turner, J.T.W.
  • Van Cleve, Joos
  • Van der Heyden, Jan
  • Van Dongen, Kees
  • Zuloaga, Ignacio

What our clients are saying

  • I just wanted to say thank you, not just for the fabulous restoration of the oil painting of my Great Grand your expert team have made, but for the exemplary service and attention to detail throughout the process. I would not hesitate to work with Manley Restoration again.

    Peter W.

    Private Collector

  • Manley are my “go-to” on all things painting and paper restoration. Nothing is ever a problem, it’s always with a smile and the work is second to none.

    Klaus D.

    Private Collector

  • My husband and I are absolutely delighted with the restoration of the two Dutch Masters that Manley worked on for us recently and would like to ask that our sincere thanks are passed on to each member of your team involved. Our thanks also to you Sandra for guiding us and advising us, really appreciated.

    Natalie P.

    Private Collector

  • I stumbled across Manley Restoration by chance when visiting my son’s school some twenty years ago. It became the start of a beautiful and trusted relationship, that to date, has seen Manley work on a variety of objects from my collection, including eighteenth century oil miniatures on copper to modern day, contemporary two-meter square acrylics. I could not recommend them highly enough.

    Gavin G.

    Private Collector

  • Sandra and the team at Manley Restoration are a vital extension of our team, and hopefully will be for many years to come.

    Museum – Head of Conservation

  • With a forthcoming exhibition celebrating our hundred and fiftieth anniversary, we needed to find a restoration team able to work on multiple substrates and partly onsite at our London Headquarters. Thankfully, one of our Directors was a client of Manley and suggested we get in touch. From that initial call to the safe delivery of thirty five perfectly restored items, not to mention follow up calls, the project could not have gone better. Thank you, Team Manley, we will be in touch again soon.

    Global Bank – Senior Archivist

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