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Author: Richard Mulholland and Susan Catcher (Paper Conservators)
Paper Conservators at the V&A are responsible for everything from minute portrait miniature paintings to enormous printed posters. Historic wallpapers also come under their remit, and the V&A has an extremely fine collection. As part of a series of posts on new displays for the British Galleries, Senior Paper Conservator, Susan Catcher explains the processes involved in conserving and...
Author: Val Blyth (Senior Preventive Conservator)
Typically conservators regard insects as troublesome pests that represent a very real danger to the safety of our collections. No-one who has witnessed the havoc that can be wreaked by the larvae of the webbing clothes moth or carpet beetle would fail to understand why the presence any insect in, on, or near museum objects is something to be worried about. However, it's true that some insects...
Author: Richard Mulholland (Paper Conservator)
This September, the V&A's Nehru gallery of South Asian art will be transformed when the current display in the gallery is changed and around 85 new paintings and 20 textiles are installed.The V&A's collections of South Asian art are the most comprehensive and important in the Western world. The paintings in the collection number some 5000, most of which are very sensitive to light...
Author: Sarah Glenn (Textiles Conservator)
Conservation and costume mounting work on the soon-to-be-open display of Club to Catwalk: Fashion from the 1980s is coming to fruition. Objects and mannequins are making their way from the textile conservation studio to the temporary display space, in the centre of the Fashion and Textile Galleries (Gallery 40).Conservation work and costume mounting began more than a year ago and finishing...
Author: Richard Mulholland (Paper Conservator)
Welcome to the V&A Conservation Blog. One of the largest in the country, the V&A's Conservation Department comprises of more than forty Conservators and Conservation Scientists, who specialise in particular areas of conservation that reflect the wide variety of the collections held by the Museum. There are specialist studios for books, works of art on paper, easel paintings, sculpture...