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  • 10th Anniversary Celebrations

    10 years ago, in March 2007, we opened our current studio.  To mark the Anniversary, we held a series of Open Days at the end of June 2017. There was a professional day where ICON colleagues took advantage of a tour of our Studio plus visits to Gainsborough’s House “Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury”…

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  • New Methods for Cleaning Paper and Textiles

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    Richard Wolbers Course International Academic Projects British Library, 5th – 7th June 2017 By Anna Peck May, Maria and myself,…

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  • Warner Archive Textiles – Bizarre Silk

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    This month saw Maria preparing a Bizarre silk sample, belonging to the Warner Archive Textiles of Braintree, ready for display at Gainsborough’s…

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  • Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at Knole

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    Conservation of the Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at National Trust Property Knole by May Berkouwer Textile Conservation This is our third Bulletin regarding…

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  • Ickworth House – Peeking Behind their Curtains

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    February and March saw Anna and Maria working on site at National Trust’s Ickworth House conserving the Drawing Room curtains in…

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  • Knole’s Spangled Bedroom Tapestries

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    Conservation of the Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at National Trust Property Knole by May Berkouwer Textile Conservation This is our…

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  • New Year’s Greetings!

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    Best New Year’s wishes to all! Many of you will have received our Christmas card, this year depicting the Roman Emperor…

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  • Helping the Police with their Enquiries!

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    At the end of November, Anna and Maria travelled to Dublin to work on the display for the new Garda…

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  • A Spangled Opportunity

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      Conservation of the Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at National Trust Property Knole by May Berkouwer Textile Conservation We are…

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  • Conserving an Embroidered Fragment by Mrs Delany

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    Recently we had the pleasure of working on one of the exquisite embroideries by Mrs Delany. Mrs Mary Delany was an…

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  • In Memoriam of Dale Mann 1959 – 2016

    Dale Mann was an artist, a father and a friend. He came to work with me in 2006, by accident…

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  • The Triumph of Prudence unveiled at the National Museum of Scotland

    Recently the National Museum of Scotland had completed the latest phase of their updating Masterplan. As part of this, our…

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  • 1860’s Painted Burmese Maps

    Cambridge University Library  approached us to assist with the safe storage of a collection of three hand-painted 1860’s  Burmese Maps. The Maps…

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  • Fans in new display at Ickworth House

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    We were recently commissioned to conserve a small selection from the gorgeous Ickworth House NT fan’s collection. After being surface…

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  • Dress for the War: Costume Mounting Uniforms for IWM Duxford

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    Dressed for War: Costume Mounting for The American Air Museum, IWM Duxford The year started with a large, on-site project…

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  • IWM’s Civic Banner goes on display at Limerick Museum to celebrate the Easter Uprising 1916

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    The Imperial War Museum in London owns the Civic Banner bearing the coat of arms of Limerick which was confiscated…

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