Conservation of a 12th-century textile

Find out how conservator Anna Harrison approached the conservation of this very fragile 12th-century textile from the tomb of the Sicilian king Henry VI.

organics

As conservators of organic artefacts we work on a wide variety of objects from the Museum’s archaeological, historic and contemporary collections. The types of objects we are regularly working on range therefore from basketry, bark cloths, wooden sculptures, textiles, Asian lacquered objects, paintings on canvas and wooden substrates but also human and animal remains, just to name a few.