We can provide analysis and research services, such as weave analysis carried out in house, or arranging for dye and fibre analysis to be carried out in specialist laboratories.
Sometimes this research is carried out to inform decisions on conservation treatment. It can also assist in dating objects, understanding previous alterations, and it can assist curators and historians in their studies.
Conservation treatment is a time of exceptional access to the objects and can allow research into the materials, production techniques and alterations which can contribute to the understanding of the object. Research can result in fascinating discoveries, and a good example is described in our work for Ham House.