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Wet cleaning tapestry: Verdure with the Arms of Miro at the Burrell Collection

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by Megan Creamer, 1st year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. While on break this spring, Staphany Cheng, Aisling Macken, and I had the opportunity to assist with wet cleaning a large 16th century tapestry at the Burrell Collections with textile conservator Helen Hughes. This French/Flemish tapestry, Verdure with the Arms of Miro, spent many years of… Continue reading

Tapestry advisory meeting

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by Margaret Smith, Research Associate & University Teacher. The Leverhulme funded research project,  ‘From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: Modelling and monitoring historic tapestries’  held its first advisory panel meeting at the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow on the 30th Nov 2016. The meeting kicked off with the project team, made up of conservators and… Continue reading

Another view of The Mystic Hunt of the Unicorn tapestry

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by Frances Lennard, Senior Lecturer in Textile Conservation. Regular readers of this blog will know about our tapestry monitoring project at Stirling Castle part of the wider research project: From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: Modelling and Monitoring Historic Tapestries. As a further contribution to this research, Historic Environment Scotland’s Digital Documentation team… Continue reading

From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: modelling and monitoring historic tapestries

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By Frances Lennard, Senior Lecturer in Textile Conservation. Tapestry conservation research has just received a great boost: the Leverhulme Trust  has recently made an award of £200,000 to the University of Glasgow to carry out research into tapestry conservation and display. There are many magnificent collections of tapestries in museums and historic houses but they… Continue reading

Tapestry monitoring project

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by Frances Lennard, Senior Lecturer in Textile Conservation. We are very excited to have begun a new research project in collaboration with Historic Scotland. A camera has been installed in the Queen’s Inner Hall at Stirling Castle to take time-lapse images of the newly woven tapestry, The Mystic Hunt of the Unicorn. The unveiling of the… Continue reading