Textile Conservation

One of the Museums' 4 largest tapestries from the REDEMPTION OF MAN series (Flemish, early 16th c, aprox 27 x 14 feet) was loaned to LA County Museum for an exhibition re the art collector William Randolph Hearst. This installation turned out to be more challenging than normal because the guest exhibition designer wanted the tapestry installed on the wall of a narrow hallway. There was only one room large enough to unroll the tapestry and as usual, it took many people. Pictured are Sarah Gates and LACMA techs starting to roll the tapestry from the bottom up.

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Taken on October 27, 2008