Dust covers for the library books at Mompesson House
The National Trust’s conservation experts have a new recommended practice for keeping the dust off of all those books. Kate arms herself with a pair of pinking shears and some taffeta to tackle this new job.
With a background in textiles, our Conservation Assistant Kate feels a particular affinity with the stumpwork pictures at Mompesson. Here she tells us why getting close to these beautiful pictures is such a privilege.
The daily opening of the shutters floods the house with light but how does this affect the collection? Kate looks at the different ways that light is monitored to protect the collection whilst still creating a wonderful experience for visitors.