The Textile Conservation Studio

Our only in-house conservation treatment facility, the Textile Conservation Studio was founded in 1976 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk. Since 2002, the Textile Conservation Studio has been based in a specially converted, award-winning building on the Blickling estate.As well as ensuring that the Trust’s own significant textile collection is properly maintained, we also run the Studio as an enterprise - making our expertise available to external organisations and private clients.Our team of professionally trained and accredited conservators undertake a range of activities, including estimates, condition surveys, advising on preventive conservation, display, storage, routine care, disaster planning, emergency treatment, studio-based practical conservation treatments and on-site work.We treat all types of historic textile, with particular expertise offered in the care of textile furnishings, woven tapestry, embroidery and costume.The amassed experience of the staff, and the specialist equipment and facilities, make the studio one of only a handful of places in the UK where large, complex projects can be worked on with complete confidence.

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