Museum blog

Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.

Textile Volunteer Packing Project

15 March 2019

Collections Storage Officer Alex Strachan and Textile Conservator Nora Meller give an insight into the work carried out with volunteers to prepare stored collections ready for relocation to the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

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18 December 2018

Every month, Documentations Officer Claire Denham takes us behind the scenes at Cutty Sark, to give us an insight into the important daily research, documentation and maintenance work that keeps Cutty Sark preserved for many future generations to come.

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25 June 2018

The lead paint on this figurehead was once as white as a polar bear's fur. Helen Robertson applied a technique from paper conservation to lighten this 3D object.

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29 May 2018

Follow us on a journey to learn how the famous explorer, Robert Falcon Scott’s ski overshoes were prepared for display in the new Polar Worlds gallery.

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11 May 2018

How to treat a rare 17th Century Dutch chart

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23 March 2018

In preparation of the opening of our exciting new galleries, textile conservator Nicky Yates talks us through her treatment of Lieutenant Alfred Parr’s leather over suit, worn on his Arctic Expedition to the North Pole.

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20 February 2018

What can the back of a painting tell us? Paintings conservator Lucy Odlin sheds some light on the often overlooked underside of Tudor masterpieces.

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16 February 2018

Cleaning and consolidation of a 19th century mask from Vanuatu, Melanesia

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18 September 2017

Every month, Documentations Officer Claire Denham takes us behind the scenes at Cutty Sark, to give us an insight into the important daily research, documentation and maintenance work that keeps Cutty Sark preserved for many future generations to come.

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17 August 2017

Textile Conservator Nora Meller reflects on her two weeks at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Textile Conservation studio in spring 

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