Gideon tapestries, Hardwick Hall, Studio life, Tapestry

Gideon re-instated

In June three conservators from the Studio travelled to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire to rehang the 11th conserved tapestry from the Gideon set. The tapestry had travelled to the property after the conservation treatment and was waiting for us in the Long Gallery. You can see a short video of the rehang on the Hardwick… Continue reading Gideon re-instated

Furniture, Levy Intern, Pests, State bed, Studio life, Survey, Tapestry

From Hand towels to State Beds

For five days in May 2017, a team of Textile Conservators from the Studio traveled two miles down the road to Blickling Hall in Norfolk, to undertake condition surveys and estimates for treatment for all of the textile items on display on the visitor route. Blickling is a red-brick mansion left to the National Trust… Continue reading From Hand towels to State Beds

Studio life

Location, Location, Location!

The Studio is privileged to be working on a 16th century English tapestry depicting the county of Oxfordshire owned by the Bodleian Library, Oxford University.  It is one of a set of three map tapestries (Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, also in fragments) owned by University of Oxford, with a fourth tapestry (Warwickshire) in the set owned… Continue reading Location, Location, Location!

Knole, Studio life

Caffoy Curtains and Pelmet from the Kings Room, Knole, Kent,

As part of the Knole major project we have been undertaking a number of textile conservation projects for Knole. Here Jane Smith, Senior Conservator tells us about the work she and the team have been undertaking on the Caffoy curtains and Pelmet from the Kings Room at Knole. The Curtains The curtains are made from… Continue reading Caffoy Curtains and Pelmet from the Kings Room, Knole, Kent,