The best conservation projects of 2022 so far…

As we near the middle of 2022, (yes really!) we’re taking a look back over the first half of the year to see which conservation projects have proved most popular with our followers on LinkedIN. As well as supplying conservation tools around the world, we like to keep up-to-date with what our customers are working on and we then share our favourites on our company LinkedIN page. Take a look below at our Top 5 Conservation Projects of 2022 so far…does yours feature?



Conserving and rehousing Chinese wallpaper at the V&A

The V&A always provide fascinating insight into their conservation projects and this one is no different. Detailing one of the more challenging sets of mystery objects from the Blythe House Collections Move project, here we see how restrictions in space and as a result of Covid were overcome with more details of the project to be released soon - we’ll keep you posted.

Take a look here.


Conserving and Mending Tapestries at Cotehele, Cornwall

There are many tapestries located at the Tudor House, Cotehele in Cornwall, some of which had undergone extensive and crude conservation work back in the 1960’s. Here, the team look at how conservators overcome the difficulties of not only conserving the tapestries but mending the damage done by previous conservation work.

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A structural repair of Rubens's 'Het Steen’ at The National Gallery

How will conservator, Britta New meet the challenge of repairing Rubens's fragile panel which has survived centuries' worth of restorations and one very severe frost? We love a behind the scenes video and this one reveals a fascinating story of how this particular painting ‘developed’. You can also see pictured how the panel is secured in place using Willard's Multi positional Clamping Table.

Take a look here.



Conservation of the Granville Archive papers at The British Library

The unknown Granville Archive, recently acquired by the British Library, includes a vast collection of letters and papers relating to British national life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Shedding light on the personal and political lives of aristocratic women of the period, the conservation treatment of these papers are an enchanting read. Read more here.



Conservation of Italian maiolica armorial bowl from The Courtauld Collection

We thoroughly enjoyed this detailed account of the conservation work carried out by a student conservator at West Dean College. The Courtauld Collection asked West Dean to treat a small two-handled Italian maiolica armorial bowl, made in the Marche region, probably in Pesaro or Castel Durante, around 1650-1700.

Take a look here.