Painting Conservation

We are fortunate at Fota House to have a beautiful collection of paintings and drawings and this collection is considered to be one of the finest collections of landscape painting outside the National Gallery of Ireland including works by William Ashford PRHA, Robert Carver, Jonathan Fisher and Thomas Roberts.

During the summers of 2017/8 thanks to support from the Heritage Council, we began working on the restoration of eight paintings from the Fota House Collection.  Justin Laffan, painting conservator, spent a number of weeks restoring these paintings following best practice conservation guidelines.  We received a very positive response from visitors to the House who were welcome to see this fascinating process and enjoyed experiencing restoration in action.  There is still more work to do on the rest of the collection of paintings at Fota and we would welcome your support, no matter how small.

If you would like to donate to this ongoing project please donate below or get in touch:  We will regularly update the progress on this project.