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Conservation works with the layers of history accumulated over the object’s lifetime, it is not just about restoring what has been lost.  Conservation is concerned with the prevention of further deterioration and preserving the history and craft that went into the object of which the details may become forgotten over time. Conservation can inform and inspire us by providing a valuable window into our past.

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Up and Coming News – Sudbury’s Second Festival of Silk !
Up and Coming News – Sudbury’s Second Festival of Silk !
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On the back of the incredibly successful first Sudbury Silk Festival held in September 2019, plans are afoot for a…

2020 New Year Greetings
2020 New Year Greetings
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New Year Greetings from us all at May Berkouwer Textile Conservation Happy 2020! Our 2019 Christmas Card front picture showed…

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Corgi Café
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Corgi Café
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In this week of Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, here at May Berkouwer Textile Conservation we got in on the…

The Science Museum – Mauve Mania: William Henry Perkin
The Science Museum – Mauve Mania: William Henry Perkin
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In 2018 it was 180 years since the birth of William Henry Perkin.  To celebrate this the Science Museum’s then…