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2nd April 2020

A week at the Charterhouse by Tanel

Hi, my name is Tanel and I am a work experience student, here to talk to you about my amazing experience at the Charterhouse. I have been on site for two weeks, and sadly today is my last day. I wanted to give you an overview of what I have spent my time on site […]... continue

1st April 2020

Over a hundred gloves…

In the second of her two posts about the Charterhouse tapestries, our Museum, Collection and Learning Manager Gabriella Swaffield describes the work of the conservator… Back at the studio, Marilyn explained that 90% of her work so far focused on split repair, which occurs mainly at the top of the... continue

23rd March 2020

A stitch in time: Conservator vs tapestries

Gabby Swaffield, our Museum, Collection and Learning Manager is finding out everything you need to know before you embark on the voyage of conserving 17th century tapestries; be prepared for the unusual combination of bird poo, hours of stitching and hundreds of pairs of gloves! This is her first post... continue

9th March 2020

Thomas Howard: Interior design and treason

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, bought the Charterhouse in 1564 and renamed it Howard House, using it as his principal London residence. He is responsible for some of the highlights of the Charterhouse buildings you can see today. These include the wooden screen in the Great Hall carved with his... continue

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