Laura Homer has been appointed Paintings Conservator at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. She is one of a team of three paintings conservators looking after a collection of approximately 7500 paintings spread across the National Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Their responsibilities include the care of the painting collection, from the basics of framing and storage, through to research and full aesthetic and structural treatments to restore damaged artworks. They ensure the paintings are safe for display in exhibitions in their own galleries, as well as those across Norway, Scandinavia and the rest of the world.
Laura is about to undertake research into the materials and painting technique of a painting by Edvard Munch.
James Hamill, Master Beekeeper for The Hive Honey Shop was Country Life magazine’s beekeeping spokesperson during their first London fair at Fulham Palace in September. The event celebrated the best of British Countryside-in-Town. “I was delighted to speak about the plight of the honeybee at the Country Life Fair. It’s not just about the honey. It’s vital that we all try and do what we can to help protect and nurture these wonderful little creatures that do so much for us behind the scenes,” said James.