Closer to Home, the restoration of Leighton House Museum (2010)

Frederique has been asked to document the refurbishment of Leighton House Museum, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. During the period of closure she filmed, photographed and recorded the progress of the project, museum staff and the many specialists, makers and crafts professionals whose expertise has been called upon over the 18 months duration of this project.

This is the best documented restoration of the house to date and it is only the second time in the 109 year history of the museum that such large-scale interventions have taken place within the historic interiors.

Genre: Documentary / History
Duration: 1 x 55’
Client: Leighton House Museum / Kensington & Chelsea Borough
Director: Frederique Cifuentes

Order a copy of this fascinating documentary film 'Closer to Home: The Restoration of Leighton House Museum'. This 55 min film offers behind-the-scenes insights into decisions made on the most extensive refurbishment in the house's history and the crafts companies that brought it to fruition.
Copies can be ordered at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 020 7602 3316 or
www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/leightonhousemuseum.aspx
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