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15th Sep / 2022
Study Visit to The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio at Knole

Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HX) 1.00 - 4.00 PM

This summer the Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio is conserving Hardwick Hall’s ‘Sea-Dog Table’, using various analytical methods to further identify materials and changes that have occurred over the years. The table will then be exhibited in the US on loan to the exhibition The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England. This exhibition will begin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in September 2022 and then tour to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco.

Our visit will be led by Dr Megan Wheeler, FHS Hon Secretary and Assistant National Curator for Furniture for the National Trust and Gerry Alabone, FHS member and Senior Furniture Conservator for the National Trust. After an introduction to the Conservation Studio, attendees will hear about the findings of the analyses that the Studio is undertaking before examination of the table itself. The visit will also include a short tour of the house.

Cost: £40 (includes tea/coffee)

Limit: 15

Closing date for applications: Friday 19 August 2022

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