The Painted Hall has been restored many times over its 300 year history. Restorers often left their mark, signing their name in a discrete corner of the painting. Watch as Sam Whittaker reveals how we’re using infrared radiation to decipher these inscriptions and find out more about the characters who have helped care for the painted ceiling over the centuries.

Watch as conservator Sam Whittaker helps us decode historic graffiti discovered on the Painted Hall ceiling.

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