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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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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…

Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk
Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk
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Saturday, 7th September heralded the Sudbury Silk Festival, which celebrated the rich history of silk weaving in Sudbury with a…

Ickworth House – Library Sofa
Ickworth House – Library Sofa
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During the early Summer of 2019 Anna worked in-situ at Ickworth House, Bury St. Edmunds, conserving their exquisite Library Sofa…

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…