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Conservation at St Margaret's

Sunday, 24th April 2005

Conservation at St Margaret's

Working during their holidays, two students from the Coutaulds Institute, have cleaned the altar screen in St Margaret's.

Alice Tate-Harte and Nadine Power have painstakingly removed dust using brushes and vacuum cleaners. They explained that conservation cleaning is often a sophisticated form of dusting:

The aim is to remove dust before it attracts moisture which can cause problems. It requires patience and a very thorough approach.

Both have enjoyed the experience of working at St Margaret's and in the Abbey. The work provides priceless hands-on experience for them when they begin their careers in conservation.

The St Margaret's screen showing The Supper at Emmausis the work of Seffrin Alken and was carved in 1753. The side panels were added in 1905.

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