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Duke of Wellington Armchair

By |2018-11-26T14:02:47+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Historic Furnishing, Museum Projects|

This month marks the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and to mark the occasion, English Heritage commissioned The Textile Conservancy to conserve the cover of the Duke of Wellington's armchair from Walmer Castle, Kent. The chair is of particular importance as, in September 1852, the Iron Duke was sitting in it when he died. The [...]

Leeds Castle – On Site Conservation Project

By |2018-11-26T14:09:13+00:00November 21st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

At the end of October, The Textile Conservancy undertook on site work at Leeds Castle. The pile carpet dates to the 1960’s and is similar in design to a carpet in the White House, Washington DC. It is constructed from thirteen panels that are joined together with a narrow border surrounding the whole. On the reverse, [...]

Textile Conservancy Contributes to Award Winning Museum Project

By |2018-11-26T14:16:26+00:00June 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The 2nd August 2012 marked the re-opening of the new galleries at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London, housed in the childhood home of William Morris. A generous Heritage Lottery Fund grant, and other donations amounting to a total £5 million, enabled the transformation of the galleries to be carried out. The thematic displays explore [...]