Conservation of Hardwick Tapestries nearly Complete

May 27 2021

Image of Conservation of Hardwick Tapestries nearly Complete

Picture: The Art Newspaper

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The conservation of Hardwick Hall's tapestries, a project which was started twenty years ago, is nearly complete. Twelve out of a set of thirteen wall hangings, which decorate the building's famous Long Gallery, have been treated. The set have hung in the space since 1592 and have required painstaking work to replace broken threads and include added strengthening to these delicate works of art. Work on the last panel is being completed with the help of a private donation worth £287,000.


As beautiful as these tapestries are, the irony is that the hall's outstanding portrait collection is hung in front of them! There is no way of getting around that, I suppose.

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