Shield 4 - All Souls College
Polychrome coat of arms of All Souls College (Oxford) & Archbishop of Canterbury
Full restoration of a badly weathered polychrome coat of arms was undertaken. Fragile areas of stone were consolidated and missing stone substrate was carefully remodeled. After strengthening the shield structurally, the surviving polychromy was conserved. Areas of missing paint were restored in the form of in-painting and originally gilded areas were re-gilded using 23.5 carat gold leaf.