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Haslemere Educational Museum

ICR was contracted to conserve this rare survivor of wrought iron folk art.  The ironwork and remains of the original decorative scheme was sensitively cleaned, consolidated and conserved.

Background

Wrought iron weaving Industry advertising sign Circa 1890/1900 originally hung outside a local peasant art building

The Peasant Art Society was founded in the 1890’s by Joseph King MP and his wife Maud together with Godfrey Blout and his wife Ethel and Greville MacDonold. The group who were writers and artists had a significant impact on Haslemere and the surrounding area.

Their core beliefs wholly rejected consumerism and promoted the ideal of home-making.

Home weaving was pivotal to the society and today many fine examples of tapestries produced by the collective can be seen in the Victorian & Albert Museum 
 

 Before conservation  Remains of original decorative artwork and livery
   
 Post conservation cleaning and stabilisation  All original decorative surfaces were stabilised and enhanced before applying protective wax coating
 

 

 

 

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30 years experience of industrial, maritime and architectural metal conservation

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