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Textile Conservation

The removal of the TRIUMPH OF JUSTICE tapestry, Flemish, 1535, from the tapestry frame. after the majority of its conservation treatment (underwritten by the IMLS) was finished. The stabilization of holes and weak areas in the tapestry were undertaken while the tapestry was rolled on the "tapestry frame" (paid for by the NEA). To get the tapestry installed on the frame it is rolled from one side to the other -- not top to bottom. Conservators, technicians and skilled volunteers are all needed to handle its great size: 14.5 x 18 feet.

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Taken on June 26, 2008