Maritime Conservation Projects
Conservation & engineering skills
Ian Clark underpins his core conservation and engineering skills and experience with a professional membership and designation with The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
The interpretive potential of maritime heritage assets is considerable and can be pivotal in communicating significant contextual strands of the socio-economic growth, innovation and human endeavour.
When evaluating the potential and legitimacy of any given maritime conservation project strategy the level of physical intervention and delivery must be carefully balanced with the identity of the environment, its specific context and cultural heritage value.
The legacy of maritime innovation and ingenuity can unfold using a mix of modern and traditional physical and interactive mediums to enable virtual and tangible access to an on-board visitor experience to showcase an object, event or historical association.
The Conservation Gateway
The Conservation Gateway is the process which informs what might be the most appropriate conservation strategy for a maritime collection or vessel and how to provide joined up narratives and themes to reconnect the historic assets to a contextual landscape, event or association.
Ian Clark Restoration has pioneered the synergy of industrial and decorative arts conservation methodologies and applied these techniques to completing many significant maritime commissions.
From historically significant Naval warships and submarines to iconic sailing ships and gallery ready maritime artefacts and associated objects Ian Clark Restoration can provide a comprehensive and informed service from hands on object conservation to condition surveys, technical specifications and project consultancy.
Ground-breaking projects including Holland 1 Submarine and WW1 Monitor M33 have provided the maritime conservation sector with a new and modern appreciation and application of conservation and enhanced project delivery.
View our maritime conservation projects
Here is a selection of maritime restoration and conservation projects carried out by Ian Clark Restoration. Click the projects below to view more details. Alternatively please get in touch if you would like to discuss a heritage conservation project.