“By removing dirt and old varnish, and repairing tears and losses, we were able to reveal the details and colors of the original paintings, so that the sense of place can be enjoyed by visitors today. today and tomorrow.”
David Renwick, Director of North England at the National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “It is great news that thanks to National Lottery players we are able to support the conservation of these incredible maritime paintings.
“This important work of preserving these paintings means that future generations, local and further afield, can learn more about Hull’s rich heritage when they are displayed in the renovated Hull Maritime Museum.”
Since 2018, a total of 51 paintings have been preserved to ensure they are in the best possible condition to return to the renovated museum.
The preserved paintings are currently in a state-of-the-art storage facility pending the completion of the museum’s renovation.
Hull Maritime is funded by Hull City Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will see major changes to the Grade II* Maritime Museum, Dock Office Chambers, North End Dockyard and two historic ships, arctic corsair and Lightship rejected.