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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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Arthur Pryke of Drinkstone – A War Memorial Remembered
Arthur Pryke of Drinkstone – A War Memorial Remembered
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Private Arthur Pryke was born in the Suffolk Village of Drinkstone and was one of the Drinkstone men who never…

Conserving the Silk Wall-Coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court – A Conclusion
Conserving the Silk Wall-Coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court – A Conclusion
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June 2019 saw the completion of the treatment to the silk wall-coverings in the Boudoir of Arlington Court.   It…

Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk in Sudbury
Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk in Sudbury
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Saturday, 7th September 2019 sees Sudbury celebrating Silk in Sudbury Discover Sudbury’s long tradition of silk weaving that stretches back…

Conserving the Silk Wall-Coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court
Conserving the Silk Wall-Coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court
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May Berkouwer and Gerda Koppatz are busy conserving the silk wall-coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court.  For a sneek…