Tag: Conservation

Conserving the Emperor’s Carpet
Conserving the Emperor’s Carpet

– We’re standing in front of The Emperor’s Carpet, one of the greatest Persian carpets in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. The carpet was produced in the 16th century, most likely during the reign […] Read More

The Robert Jones Wall Decoration
The Robert Jones Wall Decoration

The silver wall decoration, not a fragment was known to survive, until a flashlight shone behind the side of an architrave showed a little glint of silver. And this was sufficiently interesting for the architrave […] Read More

Conservation: ‘Thousand Nailed’ Chhatra (Parasol)
Conservation: ‘Thousand Nailed’ Chhatra (Parasol)

Hello my name is Jennifer Barsbey and im a recent RCA/V&A Conservation Graduate and this was the object that formed the main part of my work in my final year in a three year course. […] Read More

Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 8: Examining the back of the embroidery

When you last saw this embroidery, we had just begun the process of removing that 1912 restoration fabric. As you can see we’ve now completed that process and you can see the full extent of […] Read More

Rolling Textiles on a Tube – (Part 6 of 6) Conservation and Preservation of Heirloom Textiles
Rolling Textiles on a Tube – (Part 6 of 6) Conservation and Preservation of Heirloom Textiles

[ Music ] [ Ann Frisina ] Hello and welcome to the Textile Conservation Lab at the Minnesota Historical Society. My name is Ann Frisina and I’m the textile conservator. Today in this podcast we […] Read More

Contemporary Art Conservation at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum
Contemporary Art Conservation at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum

I’m Gwen Ryan, and I’m the sculpture conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The Hirshhorn Museum is the branch of the Smithsonian that houses primarily the modern contemporary collection. So you’ll find things […] Read More

The Rubens ceiling up close
The Rubens ceiling up close

We’re in the main hall of the Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace It features a magnificent ceiling of nine large scale canvases by Sir Peter Paul Rubens that were commissioned by Charles I to commemorate […] Read More

Materials You Need – (Part 1 of 6) Conservation and Preservation of Heirloom Textiles
Materials You Need – (Part 1 of 6) Conservation and Preservation of Heirloom Textiles

[Ann Frisina] Hello and welcome to the Textile Conservation Lab of the Minnesota Historical Society. My name is Ann Frisina and I’m the textile conservator. We have created a series of podcasts to assist you […] Read More

The Burgos Tapestry: A Study in Conservation
The Burgos Tapestry: A Study in Conservation

(music playing) (music continues) (music continues) (music continues) ALICE BLOHM: I was young and very new to this. And I just had tremendous respect for the piece, and very carefully removed what I considered to […] Read More

The Making of Max Ernst (Episode 2) | AT THE MUSEUM
The Making of Max Ernst (Episode 2) | AT THE MUSEUM

This is crazy. This is ridiculous. It’s getting me up for my mid-afternoon drowsiness. For some reason I thought it was going to be like really easy. I guess there’s no reason it needs to […] Read More