Crimean War quilt

This bold and colourful military patchwork quilt is from Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery. It came to our studio for conservation before being loaned to Tate Britain for the recent British Folk Art exhibition. It then returned for another period of display back in Tunbridge Wells Museum.

Leon Bakst, Le Dieu Bleu Diaghilev Ballets Russes costume

The project in detail From a private collection of early 20th Century dance costumes, this Temple Servant tunic from the ballet Le Dieu Bleu, performed by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, was designed by Leon Bakst. Required to go on loan for display, it was structurally weak from moth damage and had also suffered water damage and …