Ann-Sofie Widegren

2009 QEST RWHA Scholar - Gilding Restoration

A&M Restoration and Conservation was established in 2000 by Ann-Sofie and fellow QEST Scholar Maria Hagglund after they both finished 5 years of study in the restoration and conservation of furniture and decorative surfaces. A QEST Scholarship enabled Ann-Sofie to attend a 10 day full-time advanced gilding restoration course in Bologna, Italy.  The course taught her traditional methods in gilding as well as how to use old traditional paint techniques. 

She continues to run her successful business with Maria from their workshop in London.