There is always conservation work to be done with a Collection of this size and importance, and sometimes items need to be taken off site to be repaired, or have important work carried out.


Normanton Bed

The Normanton Bed has had major conservation work carried out on it's


frame and the fabric coverings.  It was taken off-site in July 2015 and, after


six months away, has now been returned to the Normanton Room looking





The work was carried out by A.T. Cronin Workshop Limited of London, the


fabrics were specially re-created by Humphries Weaving Company Limited


of Sudbury, Suffolk, and the braiding by Heritage Trimmings of Derby.  


The project was overseen by Annabel Westman, FSA, an international


expert on historic textiles and beds, with the help of David Freeman,


Consultant Curator to The Faringdon Collection Trust.




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