HISTORY BY DESIGN

History by Design has experience in conservation and research of painted surfaces in historic interiors ranging from the 15th to 20th century

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Below you can browse a selection of projects and treatments that I have worked on. They are a mix of my individual projects, collaborations with other conservators, and building conservation projects in which I was part of a larger conservation team. Project details can be found below the galleries.

CONSERVATION PROJECTS

MAASTRICHT, 17TH CENTURY CEILING PAINTING BY THEODORUS VAN DER SCHUER, CITY HALL, 2014-2015

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  • Client: Gemeente Maastricht
  • Main contractor: Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg
  • Conservation team: Angelique Friedrichs, Rosan Scheres, Stijn Lenaerts, Jos van Och, José Vetro, Anna Rupert
  • Materials: oil on plaster
  • Treatment: investigation into the material build up, condition and restoration history of the ceiling paintings, architectural paint research of surrounding interior elements, removal of dirt and varnish, testing methods and materials for a conservation treatment (pilot project)

BEEK, 1940’S WALLPAINTINGS BY HENRI SCHOONBROOD IN THE TOWN HALL, 2015

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  • Client: Gemeente Beek
  • Main contractor: History by Design
  • Conservation team: Rosan Scheres, Willianne van der Sar
  • Materials: paint on textured plaster
  • Treatment: consolidation of tears in the plaster layer, removal of discoloured retouchings from a previous treatment, retouching lacunae and tears in the paint layer

MAASTRICHT – GEVELSTEEN – 2014

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  • Main contractor: Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg
  • Conservation team: Bascha Stabik, Rosan Scheres
  • Materials: painted stone
  • Treatment: surface cleaning, consolidation of loose paint, retouching

DEN BOSCH – 19TH CENTURY CEILING – 2014

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  • Main contractor: Rosan Scheres (History by Design)
  • Conservation team: Rosan Scheres, Willianne van der Sar, Anna Zwagerman
  • Materials: painted canvas, plaster and paper
  • Treatment: surface cleaning, filling and retouching, applying varnish layer

MAASTRICHT – FRANZ WEST, “LEVITEN” – 2013

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  • Client: Bonnefantenmuseum
  • Main contractor: Rosan Scheres (History by Design)
  • Conservation team: Rosan Scheres, Kitty Scheres-Heijmans
  • Treatment: replacing bedcovers

UTRECHT – 15TH CENTURY PAINTED BEAM – 2013

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  • Client: Bonifatiusstichting
  • Main contractor: Merel Lantman (ML Conservation)
  • Conservation team: Merel Lantman, Rosan Scheres
  • Materials: distemper on wooden beam
  • Treatment: surface dirt removal, consolidation of loose paint, retouching

WOUDSEND – JUGENDSTIL ROOM – 2013

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  • Main contractor: Willianne van der Sar (Color and Conservation)
  • Conservation team: Willianne van der Sar, Rosan Scheres
  • Materials: oil on wood (doors, panelling and ceiling)
  • Treatment: Surface dirt removal, consolidation of loose and flaking paint, filling and retouching

AMSTERDAM – 17TH CENTURY CEILING PAINTINGS – 2012-2014

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  • Client: Rijksgebouwendienst
  • Main contractor: Ruth Jongsma Bureau voor Kleuronderzoek & Restauratie
  • Conservation team: Ruth Jongsma, Annefloor Schlotter, Astrid van den Berg, Bruno Raida, Clara Cremers, Ellen Moody, Gwen Tauber, Josefien Tegelaar, Kate Bangerter, Katherine Kolff, Oleg Karuvits, Roos Keppler, Rosan Scheres, Wassily Khoudiakov, Merel Lantman, Julia van den Burg, Willianne van der Sar, Jessica Hensel, Vera Blok, Maurice Steemers, Johanneke Verhave, Hinke Sigmond, Annelies van Loon, Leonieke Polman
  • Materials: oil on wood
  • Treatment: uncovering the original paintings (by removing overpaint layers) and all-over conservation treatment

MAASTRICHT – ARCHIZOOM MIES CHAIR – 2013

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  • Client: Bureau Europa
  • Main contractor: Rosan Scheres (History by Design)
  • Conservation team: Rosan Scheres
  • Materials: metal, rubber, canvas
  • Treatment: applying a loose lining to the back of the chair with the aim to stabilize a tear in the rubber seat

ARCHITECTURAL PAINT RESEARCH

DELFT – FUNDATIE VAN DE VRIJVROUWE VAN RENSWOUDE – 2013

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  • Client: Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
  • Main contractor: Rosan Scheres (History by Design)
  • Research team: Rosan Scheres, Willianne van der Sar
  • Research aim: determine the original 18th century colour scheme of corridors and multiple rooms on the first and second floor, and the original colour scheme of the garden room that was added in the beginning of the 20th century

MAASTRICHT – KASTEEL JERUZALEM – 2012-2013

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  • Client: Gemeente Maastricht, Château Jerusalem B.V.
  • Main contractor: Rosan Scheres (History by Design)
  • Research team: Rosan Scheres
  • Research aim: determine the subsequent historical colour schemes of selected rooms, analyze fragments of 19th century wallpapers

SCHIEDAM – PROVENIERSHUIS – 2011

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  • Client: Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
  • Main contractor: Rosan Scheres (History by Design)
  • Research team: Rosan Scheres, Willianne van der Sar
  • Research aim: determine the original 18th century colour scheme on painted woodwork in the Regentenkamer and adjacing staircase

MAASTRICHT – MUURHUIZEN – 2010

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  • Client: Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
  • Research team: Rosan Scheres
  • Research aim: determine the paint history of the building’s facade and decide about reconstruction of one of the historical colour schemes. This research was carried out as an internship during the final year of my conservation course.