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  • Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk in Sudbury

    Saturday, 7th September 2019 sees Sudbury celebrating Silk in Sudbury Discover Sudbury’s long tradition of silk weaving that stretches back to the 1780’s. Records show that by 1844 there were four silk manufacturers and 600 silk looms and it is still a thriving industry today with four working silk mills:…

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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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  • “Christ in Glory” – Coventry Cathedral

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    Article in Museums + Heritage on line magazine outlining the impressive cleaning of this great Tapestry. To read this article…

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  • V & A Galleries

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    For the past two years our studio team has worked tirelessly  to conserve the tapestry ‘Moses and Pharoahs Crown’ The tapestry…

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  • 552 square metres of vacuuming

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    For the past four weeks our studio has teamed up with Textile Conservation Ltd to conserve the Christ in Glory in…

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  • An Interesting Find!

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    Recently, we had a guest in the studio who brought in a sampler for May to examine and possibly get…

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  • Student Internship Completed

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    Jamie Robinson, a student on the MPhil Textile Conservation course at the University of Glasgow completed her summer placement here…

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  • Warner Spring Fair

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    May was invited to the Warner Textile Archive Spring Fair on 11 May 2014. She presented a talk on textile…

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  • Liz Trenow Research Visit

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    Local author Liz Trenow contacted me whilst researching her second novel. She wished to conduct some research into textile conservation…

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  • Publication of the long awaited book on Ham House

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    To celebrate 400 years of Ham House Yale University Press has now published ‘Ham House 400 Years of Collecting and…

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  • Visit by Cambridgeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers

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    On 15 June 2013 we were very pleased to host a visit from members of the Cambridgeshire Guild of Weavers,…

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  • Tapestry from Bantry House in County Cork goes on show in Aubusson, where it was once made!

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    At the end of May I went over to Bantry House in County Cork to assist with the taking down…

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  • Re-instatement of the North Wallhangings

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    The treatment of the last  of five wallhangings from Queen’s Antechamber at Ham House, Surrey, was completed and the North Wallhanging…

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