The tour kicked off with a look at the paper and book departments, who were involved with some fascinating conservation work. Some of which involved re-binding some original works of Charles Dickens. Next stop the textile department, to see the dedicated staff working on some fantastic costumes with painstaking detail. We were then treated to a peek at the stone and plaster workshops, which was fascinating to see conservation on a much grander scale than I had seen before. The sculptures they work on have a range of conservation requirements, and all need to be treated with the utmost care & attention. They have special procedures and solutions for the removal of years of ingrained dirt from mostly porus stone.

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Welcome to my blog! I've been keeping it to document my training as a Conservation Assistant for the National Trust at Dyrham Park. View all posts by arlingtoncourtblog

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