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Conserving and Restoring Church Hatchments

The churches and chapels of the United Kingdom are home to countless symbols of religion, wealth, power and history. None, however, are quite as distinctive and yet as little known as the hatchment. As a record of a church’s past parishioners, hatchments are as significant as inscribed plaques or gravestones, but they can also give a far deeper […]

Time and the Conservation of Paintings

Ironically, few things today are changing as rapidly as our views on conservation. According to ECCO (see the Recommended Reading section, below) ‘conservation consists mainly of direct action carried out on cultural heritage with the aim of stabilising condition and retarding further deterioration’. ‘Active’ or ‘hands on’ conservation is commonly used to describe what is, […]