We have been learning a little more of late about art conservation and restoration and if you missed out recent series on restoring one of Andrew's paintings by Hugh Schulz please click here and follow through on the four related posts.
I've been watching a BBC Two series on Secrets of the Museum which goes behind the scenes at the V&A – showing the work of our curators and conservators – alongside our preparations for exhibitions and acquisitions.1
The V&A Conservation department preserves, conserves, investigates and facilitates the display of the museum's collections. Combining expert knowledge of materials and techniques with outstanding practical skills – underpinned by scientific analysis and research – we evaluate the condition, provenance and authenticity of our collections, helping to safeguard them for future generations.1
A couple of days ago Julie brought you the incredible images and installation works being created by English artist Ian Berry all from discarded denim. Do check out this post as Ian's meticulous and creative approach is something very special.
And then today I found this V&A Conservation video showing what this leading world museum is doing to conserve all pieces of fabric. Do please take 4 minutes to watch and be amazed at what the skill of conservators can create!