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The Art of Conservation

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Friday 3 April – Sunday 1 November 2015

Harewood House Trust is home to one of the most important collections of Regency furniture in Britain. Representing world famous furniture maker Thomas Chippendale’s biggest commission, Harewood has a significant number of pieces which we care for and protect. From the luxurious State Bed to the carved, wooden curtain pelmets in the Gallery, our conservators are responsible to slowing down the natural decay of time.

Explore the challenges of protecting Harewood’s collection of furniture in our new Art of Conservation series. With a focus on Chippendale, this exhibition reveals some of the techniques used by expert conservators to care for these rare and precious pieces. Learn about how the team check the furniture’s condition, monitor light and heat levels or simply find out how to clean a precious object.

Art of Conservation Tours

New for 2015, we are introducing specialist tours to get behind the story of Thomas Chippendale’s greatest creations. Read more