Nostell Priory painting conservation 2014

In twenty fourteen we sent a handful of paintings from Nostell Priory for conservation. Our House Team and specialist movers, Constantine, take down, pack and transport the paintings to Gillian Walker’s studio. Gillian begins work by removing the paintings from their frames. Lucy cleans between the canvas and the stretcher, vacuums the back of the canvas, and uses a smoke sponge to remove fine dust and dirt. It’s important that the canvas is adequately tensioned, so the stretcher keys are

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Store to Tour: Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Placard, pin badge, denim, leather Fist clenched tight At the end of your tether Minds in the margins all come together The revolution will not start itself. I’m Helen Pheby, senior curator here at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and we’ve been part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners programme, and Revolt & Revolutions is the sixth and final exhibition as part of that particular programme. NEW SPEAKER: I’ve been a political activist since my late teens. I’ve always been into

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