Wednesday, 18 April 2012

New conservation blog: investigating the Cook-Voyage collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Make sure you follow Jeremy Uden's excellent Conservation "Curiosities" where he discusses a two-year conservation research project on the Cook-Voyage collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, funded by the Clothworkers' Foundation.

The Cook-Voyage collections at the Pitt Rivers are from his first and second voyages.  In his blog Jeremy discusses the raw materials, manufacturing techniques, condition, history, significance and the conservation of the collection. Don't miss the amazing Tahitian Mourner’s costume (his first post), collected on Cook’s second voyage in 1774. The costume is on temporary display now, so after reading the blog you can check it out at the museum!



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