Daniel Sanchez Villavicencio

Research title: Understanding Flexible Painted Textiles through the Characterisation of Glasgow Museums’ George Kenning’s Banners

Research Summary

The research aims to characterise the manufacture and degradation of five Kenning & Son painted banners from Glasgow Museums, to fully understand the conservation requirements of their decorative layers and determine the best stabilisation proposal to apply. The study will contribute to both the knowledge on British banner making and the treatment of flexible painted surfaces.

The outcomes will allow the improvement and further design of the most fitting conservation treatment for all the Kenning and Son’s painted banners in particular and similar flexible painted surfaces in general, ensuring their lifespan as significant social history objects.



CONACyT-SENER 2017-2020


  • The restoration of the painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe from the Huasinapi Mission, taught at the Helena Garro Cultural Centre, February 2017, in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Some advances in material stabilisation, cleaning and retouching of easel paintings, taught at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, November 2016, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
  • The authenticity of the Scottish Contingent Banner from Glasgow Museums, taught at the National Coordination for Cultural Heritage Conservation, February 2016, in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • The use of 3rd generation cleaning gels for paintings restoration, taught at the National Coordination for Cultural Heritage Conservation, March 2014, in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • The Science of Old Paintings Restoration, taught at the Mexican Academy of Sciences, June 2012, in Mexico City, Mexico.



Additional Information


The colour changes through the restoration of an eighteenth century easel painting, held at the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography, May 2014, in Mexico City, Mexico.