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Highlights in this issue

Ethics in Action - Conservation of King James II's Wedding Suit

Gillian Owens, Senior Textile Conservator, Textiles Conservation

In 1995 the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired a suit made for King James II of England to wear at his wedding to Mary of Modena.

The Stein Loan of Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum

Anne Godden Amos, Senior Textile Conservator, Textile Conservation

A brief glimpse into the history of Chinese Central Asia is afforded by a small display case located in the Textile Study Rooms of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

'Can It Go?'

Albert Neher, Head of Furniture Conservation

This is a question conservators at the V& A are regularly asked, the context usually being when an object in the collection is requested for an exhibition.

An Anglo-Asian-American Experience

Sophia Strang Steel, RCA/V&A MA Conservation Course student, Metalwork Conservation

For eight weeks last summer I worked in the conservation laboratory of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and on a collection of outdoor bronzes at Stanford University.