Burghley Conservation and Restoration


Burghley House was built by William Cecil in the sixteenth century with later additions. It is open to the public during the spring and summer months. The courtyards are home to a number of conservation businesses.

Anthony Beech Furniture Conservation

The furniture conservation workshop offers a complete conservation service to the keepers of furniture collections ranging from the conservation and restoration of individual pieces to the ongoing conservation of complete collections and interiors.

Barry Witmond

Conservation and restoration of gold and silver objects. As well as a comprehensive restoration service, the company can offer clients assistance with design and creation of unique items for personal or corporate gifts.

Toshi iwata Conservation

His restoration and conservation skills centre around antique furniture. His specialisms include: antique furniture, french polishing, carving, inlay, marquetry, boulle work, parquetry, making keys and gilding. He also restores objets d’art, collectibles, bone, tortoiseshell, turtle-shell, horn, mother of pearl, wood and some metals.



The Institute for Conservation, the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK.


The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works has been promoting the knowledge, methods and working standards needed to protect and preserve historic and artistic works throughout the world for more than fifty years.


The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association is the foremost national organisation of craftsmen engaged in furniture conservation and restoration.


The International Council of Museums is the international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

Conservation Register

The Conservation Register provides information on the business’s of accredited conservator-restorers in the UK and Ireland.

Church Buildings Council

Conservation Grants available for the historic furnishings of churches.

Historic Houses Association

The HHA represents 1,500 privately owned historic houses, castles and gardens.