The leaves of the carnations are made of very fine paper and are in a delicate condition. They were gently vacuum cleaned using a soft brush to lift the dust and soil.
Here is Mira’s blog post on the conservation treatment of some 18th century artificial flowers.
For the last few months we have had the great privilege of examining and undressing some of the Royal Funeral Effigies from Westminster Abbey
This iconic Elsa Schiaparelli costume dating from 1937 came to us for conservation following its purchase by Manchester Art Galleries for inclusion in the exhibition Vogue 100: A Century of Style. A version of the same outfit is known the world over as that famously worn by Mrs. Simpson on the eve of her marriage …
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.
A year on from the fire at NT’s Clandon Park we wanted to update you on our involvement with the State bed there
If winter is a time that makes one think of stillness, hibernation and dormancy, it’s been nothing of the sort here, quite the opposite in fact
We are thrilled to be launching our first newsletter and blog at long last and at the end of a really busy year.
This iconic stage costume was designed for Ellen Terry for the famous 1888 production of Macbeth in which she starred opposite Henry Irving.
This state bed associated with Mary Queen of Scots was in fact created in the 18th and 19th centuries as an early tourist attraction using 17th century needlework.