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Highlights in this issue

Housing Crisis: The Daily Mail Ideal Home Archive

Eoin Kelly, Paper Conservator

Twenty-one of the Daily Mail Ideal Home albums which cover key years from the 1950s to the 1970s cannot be accessed by the public or considered for display or loan due to their condition.

SurveNIR for souvenirs on paper

Matija Strlič, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia Graham Martin, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Jana Kolar, National and University Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The SurveNIR aim is to develop an instrument to help obtain the necessary information about a paper artefact without using chemicals and without sampling.

Conservation of a Jewelled Bouquet

Catia Viegas Wesolowska, Metals Conservator

The V&A houses one of the world's greatest jewellery galleries, with over 4000 objects spanning from Ancient Egypt to the present. One surviving piece is an enamelled and jewelled bouquet, dated between 1780 and 1800.

Glazed terracotta roundels by Luca della Robbia: conservation issues

Sofia Marques , Sculpture Conservator

The conservation of twelve glazed terracotta roundels depicting the twelve labours of the year, ascribed to Luca della Robbia, has been an ongoing project for the sculpture studio at the V&A.