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Highlights in this issue

Conservation ethics workshop

Alison Richmond, Conservator, Paper Section

In 1993 a 2-day workshop was held at the V&A on the Ethical Principles of Intervention in the Conservation Department, with an objective to address the sometimes perceived ad hoc or subjective nature of decision-making.

Flattening large rolled paper objects

Carol Barker, Conservator, Paper Section

Needing to be flattened was a tightly rolled bundle of papers of tracings of medieval stained glass windows from Fairford Church, Gloucestershire. It was required to assist a craftsman in the restoration of windows at the church.

Beating unwanted guests

Lynda Hillyer, Head of Textiles Conservation Section Valerie Blyth, Senior Textiles Conservator, Textiles Section

BUGS (or Beating Unwanted Guests) was the subject of the 12th meeting of the Conservation Scientists Group held on 18th November 1993 at the V&A with three short presentations providing a springboard for discussion.

The Sherman Fairchild Center for objects conservation: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Leesa Vere-Stevens, Metals Section

The internship within the department of Objects Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York allowed me to  develop my skills in a new and stimulating environment.