Lisa Oestreicher was appointed by Historic Royal Palaces to undertake paint research in the Entrance Hall and Vestibule of Kensington Palace and in the adjacent Orangery.
Lisa Oestreicher was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to undertake paint research in the Entrance Hall and Vestibule of Kensington Palace as part of their reinterpretation of these spaces. She was subsequently appointed to examine the painted surfaces of the Orangery in advance of an upcoming programme of conservation and extension.
Kensington Palace is one of London’s landmark buildings. Located in Kensington Gardens, this Grade I listed property has been a royal residence since the reign of William and Mary in the late seventeenth century. The State Rooms are open to the public and are managed by Historic Royal Palaces. The Entrance Hall dates from 1721 and continues to welcome visitors into the property. The Vestibule was built in 1807 for the Duke of Kent and has recently been used as an exhibition gallery. The adjacent Orangery was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor for Queen Anne in 1704-05 and currently houses a restaurant open to the general public.