Worth it in the End

Having focused mainly on the skirt conservation in my previous Conservation Story about this gown, I would like to turn now to the bodice. While similarly dishevelled in state to the skirt, its return to splendour posed a completely different set of conundrums…

2020 Roundup

My first Instagram post of the year, 2nd January 2020 showed a photo of a clean, tidy, empty studio and said, “Happy New Year and new decade to all our followers. It feels like the lull before the storm – we look forward to sharing some of it with you this year”. Of course at …

Family heirlooms

At ZTC we give your precious personal collections and family heirlooms as much care and attention as museum objects. Cleaning and repairing family items such as christening robes, samplers, wedding gowns and vintage costume as well as providing suitable storage and display will help ensure their longevity for future generations of your family to enjoy. …

Order in the House: students stitch up Parliament

Portcullis House was opened in 2001 to provide additional office space and public Committee rooms for members of parliament and their staff.  A number of contemporary artworks were commissioned for the building and it now houses one of the UK’s largest contemporary textile collections.  Many of the early works were consigned by the architect as …