The Burrell Collection Tapestries Project

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Conservation update

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Textile conservator Helen Hughes updates us on what the conservators are doing with the tapestries now.

Wednesday 27th January 2010

 Port de la Mer  is hanging on the hoist having just been photographed. 

Triumph of the Virgin has been laid out on tables and is being surfaced cleaned by vacuuming.  This is giving Sarah the first chance to look at it closely.  The plan is for it to be hung in preparation for the front being photographed on Monday.

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January 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm

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How to move a tapestry in ten easy steps

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The Burrell Collection  staff displayed a nice bit of team work in November 2009. The Conservators needed a hand to move some of the largest tapestries form the store up to to the temporary exhibition space to be studied and photographed.  One Friday, we took advantage of later opening (11am), pulled up our sleeves, and put our manual handling training to good use, all documented by Enzo the photographer.

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