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Highlights in this issue

Working with students on collection condition surveys at Blythe House

Alison Richmond, Conservator, Paper Section, Conservation Department

Students from the Camberwell College of Art (BA in Paper Conservation) carried out condition surveys on the Theatre Museum's paper objects at Blythe House.

Conservation & rotating displays in the Nehru Gallery of Indian art

Deborah Swallow, Curator, Indian & South-East Asian Collection

Conserving and rotating material in the Nehru Gallery of Indian Art allows much more of the Indian and South-East Asian Collection to be on public display.

The Raphael cartoons for the Vatican tapestries: conservation treatments past & proposed

John Wagstaff, Head of Paper Section, Conservation Department

The acceptance, in 1865, of 7 designs for tapestries by Raphael was an important land-mark in the Museum's history. The task of their protection and conservation has been a formidable one.

Exchange visit to the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Pauline Webber, Senior Conservator, Paper Section, Conservation Department

In October 1991, Pauline Webber (Senior Conservator) had the opportunity to see the world's largest collection of Asian art at the National Palace Museum, Taipei.