Painting Conservation Contract

Painting Conservation Contract

The National Army Museum wishes to appoint a conservation company (‘the conservator’) to conserve one oil painting, The Battle of Isandlwana.

Conservation of Painting

National Army Museum

Contract summary


Other Services

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract (£)


Published date

07 August 2015

Closing date

21 August 2015

Contract start date

07 September 2015

Contract end date

30 October 2015


The National Army Museum (NAM) wishes to appoint a conservation company (‘the conservator’) to conserve one oil painting, The Battle of Isandlwana in preparation for display on loan in November 2015 and later in the museum in Autumn 2016. Expressions of interest in this work are requested from suitably qualified and experienced contractors by 21 August 2015. It is beneficial, though not essential, for the conservator to hold accredited status (PACR – Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers). To inform this tender process, the object has had initial condition assessment and treatment recommendations. This report gives a picture of the extent of the treatment required. Tenders may be made based on this assessment, recommendations and the associated photographs of the object (to be included with the tender document). Alternatively or in addition to this information the object may be viewed in-situ at the NAM store in Stevenage, Hertfordshire by prior appointment. Summary of condition assessments: ? The NAM uses four categories to classify the condition of an object: good, fair, poor and acute. This painting is in poor condition. ? The extent of treatment thought to be required is measured by three criteria: Low, moderate and extensive. This painting requires extensive treatment. ? The total time required to conserve the painting is estimated to be between 281 and 386 hours. The conservator will be responsible for: 1.) The conservation of the object (following discussion and approval of all treatments by the NAM). 2.) Full documentation – written report and photographs – relating to the treatment of the object (sent to the NAM on completion of the project). 3.) Packing for transport back to the store using materials provided by the NAM. This painting will need to be conserved off-site at the appointed conservator’s studio.

About the buyer

Contact name

Mr P Dodd


National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road





020 7881 2499



Other information

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.