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Kingston Lacy House

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This unique project involved specialists from many disciplines to conserve the late 16th century ‘detached fresco’ by the Italian painter Guido Reni and to install it onto the ceiling of the library at Kingston Lacy House, where it hung from circa 1900 until the early 1980s, when it was removed for structural reasons.  The project involved recreating the lost ceiling mouldings to frame the painting and the reinstatement of the early 20th century decorative scheme to the room. As ‘principal architects’ to the property, St.Ann’s Gate Architects acted as designers and project managers to co-ordinate the many skilled craftsmen and other specialists who collaborated so successfully in this unusual endeavour.