CONSERVATION OF THE SINCLAIR INN MUSEUM, AND THE PAINTED ROOM ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
- 1Conservator in Private Practice, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- 2Preservation Development Advisor, Canadian Conservation Institute - Historic Interiors, 1030 Inner Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Keywords: Heritage Building, Wood, Murals, Conservation, Preservation, Masonic, Canada
Abstract. Conservation of the historic 18thC. Sinclair Inn Museum, and of the recently discovered late 18th/early 19thC. unique panoramic wall paintings located in an upstairs room, are co-dependent. This project was carried out with Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) staff, and Conservator in Private Practice Ann Shaftel. This paper will introduce the Sinclair Inn Museum, outline the CCI murals and building investigations of 2011-15, the mural investigation of 2015-16, which confirmed that the mural extended to all four walls of the function room, now referred to as the Painted Room, and to describe how it has been revealed and conserved to date.