Tagged with conservation treatment
PRESS RELEASE - 26 February 2019: Thanks to a partnership with Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, one of the most significant pieces of Anglo-American history has been conserved so it can travel to Plymouth, Devon for the first time.
BLOG POST - 21 November 2018: Learn how Orbis Conservation have been analysing, repairing, strengthening and repainting the Sybille figurehead.
BLOG POST - 21 November 2018: Discover what Orbis Conservation found when they began analysing the Tamar figurehead that will be on display in The Box in 2020.
BLOG POST - 12 September 2018: See the amazing new colour scheme that's been created for the huge King Billy figurehead.
BLOG POST - 5 September 2018: Find out about the conservation and consolidation work that are producing brilliant results for the Topaze figurehead.
BLOG POST: Find out what happened when we moved the impressive figurehead of HMS Tamar so it can undergo conservation treatment in London.
BLOG POST: See a series of video clips that bring you up to date with our figureheads project.
BLOG POST: Discover more about 'King Billy' and 'Topaze' - the first two figureheads to undergo analysis and conservation work.
By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art When the ‘big one’ was taken apart for conservation, we found this wooden Oxo crate had been sawn up and used to repair the underside of two of the lower units. We don’t know for sure, but it is feasible that these additions date from the initial transfer […]
By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art The large bookcase (actually a pair of two bookcases originally – see below), was made in 1757 by Thomas Wood of London. Each of the lower cabinet doors is veneered, inside and out, with rare specimen veneers from all over the globe. Over time and with changes in […]