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Trevor Grainger, Technical Service
Designed by Oliver P. Bernard in 1930, The Strand Palace Hotel entrance/foyer was rescued by the V&A and sent to Battersea Store, where it remained for many years largely forgotten and ignored.
Capucine Korenberg, Research Assistant, Science Section
Today polyester fibres are the most widely used man-made fibres. Increasingly, “ techno” fabrics are given special finishes to have specific properties.
Harriet Standeven, Final year PhD student, Royal College of Art/V&A Museum Conservation Programme
The presence of gloss paints on works of art can cause problems for the object’ s care and longevity.
Rachel Church, Assistant Curator, Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass
Although these objects are regarded as works of art, it is important to remember that arms and armour are potentially dangerous or even lethal to handle.