• Youtube
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Plus
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Menu
July 19th, 2019
Conservation; Cleaning of a 17th Century tapestry - Hatfield House
Share This

Conservation; Cleaning of a 17th Century tapestry

The archives team at Hatfield have been busy cleaning this late 17th century tapestry as part of a conservation project.

The tapestry was made by Henrik Reydams, a Flemish weaver, in Brussels. It is woven showing the Roman Goddess Diana at a hunt, with attendant figures. The tapestry which usually hangs on the wall of the Grand Staircase measures over 19 feet wide and 14 feet high.

It was carefully cleaned, front and back, which took two days. Soft brushes were used to gently loosen the dust and a museum vac (gentle specialist vacuum cleaner) was used to to remove it.

 

  • Hatfield House:
  • OPEN 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • West Garden:
  • OPEN 10:30am-5pm
  • East Garden:
  • CLOSED
  • Restaurant:
  • OPEN 10am-5pm
  • Stable Yard:
  • OPEN 10am-5pm
  • Hatfield Park Farm:
  • OPEN 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
A look back at last weekends Theatre in the Park… - Hatfield House

A look back at last weekends Theatre in the Park…

Last weekend our visitors enjoyed the evening watching a production of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. Performed...