As previously explained four wedding dresses were initially selected for "Of Love and War". One of the wedding dresses, originally owned by Mrs N S Bissaker, required hundreds of hours of painstaking work before it would be strong enough for display, so unfortunately it will not be ready for display in “Of Love and War”.  Instead this dress with go on our Vulnerable Textiles conservation list and be conserved with all the care it deserves to preserve it for the future.

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Thursday 29 October 2009 by Emma Jones. 2 comments.
Exhibitions, Conservation Exhibition, Conservation, Love and war, wedding dress

Here is the first of several blog posts about the wedding dreses being considered and conserved for our upcoming Of love and war exhibition.

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Wednesday 1 April 2009 by Laura Kennedy. 3 comments.
Collection, Conservation

The sponson on the left hand side of the Mark IV tank was removed last year for inclusion in the Memorial’s exhibition, “1918, Advancing to Victory”.

The tank was relocated to the Memorial’s Large Technology Workshop in order to safely remove the sponson.  This provided an excellent opportunity for Conservation to undertake a preservation treatment of the tank which would include a full repaint, back to it’s original colour scheme.

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Thursday 17 April 2008 by Andrew Pearce. 2 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Collection, Conservation Aircraft Conservation

Upon removal of the fabric from the upper mainplane it was discovered that an extensive number of the ribs were damaged.

Shattered ribs in upper mainplane. Note timber reinforcing panels nailed to rib faces.

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Friday 11 April 2008 by Andrew Pearce. 6 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Collection, Conservation Aircraft Conservation

The Memorial has been able to gain access to substantial amounts of the original fabric, which was removed from the Albatros during the 1960's restoration with the exception of the rudder and the ailerons. Significant analysis of this material has been carried out in order to determine the correct details for fabric colours, panel widths and orientations, seam widths, rib stitching and the dimensions of rib tapes.Photographic evidence shows the starboard aileron to have been covered in lozenge on both upper and lower surfaces.

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Thursday 3 April 2008 by Andrew Pearce. No comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Collection, Conservation Aircraft Conservation

Work is underway to clean and repair the fuselage of the Albatros.

During the course of the last nine decades, a significant amount of grease, dust and general grime has built up inside the fuselage of the Albatros, particularly in the engine bay.

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Thursday 3 April 2008 by Andrew Pearce. 2 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Collection, Conservation Aircraft Conservation

The Large Technology Conservation Section are currently working on five aircraft for the upcoming First World War exhibition "Over The Front" due to open in November 2008.

The Albatros D.Va was last restored in the mid 1960s and there are a number of areas which need attention.

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Wednesday 12 December 2007 by Bridie Kirkpatrick. No comments.
Conservation

Background

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Wednesday 12 December 2007 by Bridie Kirkpatrick. No comments.
Conservation

Background

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