Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Author: Sarah Glenn (Textiles Conservator)
Part of a Conservator’s job is to identify the materials used to create objects. One way of ‘seeing the unseen’ is by using X-radiography, which can reveal some interesting things about an object. X-rays can help to identify the construction, manufacturing techniques and materials of an object, which in turn helps to inform us about what the best course of treatment might be for...
Author: Richard Mulholland (Paper Conservator)
A few weeks ago, the art historian and presenter James Fox (A History of Art in Three Colours, British Masters) came by the conservation department to film a segment for 'A Very British Rennaissance', a new documentary series to be shown next year on BBC 2. He came to discuss the materials and methods used by the great English miniature painter, Nicholas Hilliard with the V&A’s...