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Highlights in this issue

Hearing the Original Instrument

Robert Barclay, Senior Conservator, Canadian Conservation Institute

This article is based on a talk which Robert Barclay gave to the V& A on 1 May 1997 as part of the V& A Conservation Colloquia. "It is commonplace that the great bowed string instruments of Cremona, made during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, continue in use in the hands of fortunate virtuosi..."

Preparations for 'Carl and Karin Larsson: Creators of the Swedish Style'

Tina Manoli, Exhibitions Officer, Larsson Exhibition Nicola Costaras, Senior Paintings Conservator & Conservation Liaison for the Larsson Exhibition

The Exhibitions Department arranged a one week trip to Sweden in December 1996 for  the V& A's exhibition designer, Sharon Beard, and ourselves.

Conservation Under the Microscope: Two Reviews of RCA/V&A Conservation 1997

Alan Borg, Director of the V&A

The Conservation Course was established in 1989 and has established an enviable reputation worldwide for its quality and for the achievements of its students.

Postcards From Paris

Anna Hillcoat Imanishi, Elizabeth Anne Haldane, Laura Bennett and William Lindsay, RCA/V&A Conservation Course

We were in search of conservation, students eager to learn, to broaden our horizons, to understand foreign ways. Preservation our watchword. Education our raison d'ê tre.