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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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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…

New Year’s Greetings!
New Year’s Greetings!
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    Our 2018 Christmas Card showed a detail of an exquisite c.19th Chinese embroidery, which was thought to have…

Milan to Sudbury
Milan to Sudbury
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It has been lovely to have had Valentina Lombardo here with us this Summer.  Valentina is a textile restorer from…

A Summer Afternoon Tea
A Summer Afternoon Tea
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A Summer afternoon tea was enjoyed by us all at Harriet’s Team Room in Bury St. Edmunds in August, when…