Icon Textile Group Presentation on Cleaning Methods for Historic Carpets

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Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 19:00

Join the Icon Textile Group for an evening with Ksynia Marko ACR and Glyn Charnock NCCA to explore cleaning methods for historic carpets

Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 7pm-8pm GMT

Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1969. The Grade 1 listed, 17th C house, is noted for its Jacobean architecture and fine Georgian interior and holds some important historic carpets. Their use, display, condition, size and weight, coupled with location, access and visitor numbers, all affect routine cleaning and care, common issues experienced in many historic properties and which raises significant questions for those responsible for maintaining as high a level of presentation as possible whilst ensuring the longevity of the collection. This case study will illustrate the necessary planning and successful approach undertaken on site for the 'deep' cleaning of two, mid-nineteenth century, 'English Savonnerie' style carpets.

Please note that attendees will receive the according Zoom meeting link via email after signing for the event.

Members of Icon - Free
Non-members - £5

After the event there will be a separate Zoom Meeting for a time of informal discussion. The link for this also be provided in the registration email.