- Figs. 1 & 2 An example of where the base is detached from the walls of the coffin.
Following on from Jill Saunders’ recent blog, The main event, the closing post in the series on the conservation of the iron coffin from St Bride’s looks at fixing the final problem of supporting the coffin base. Come and see the coffin for yourself in our Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition opening on 19 October. Read the full post
Geoffrey Harrison, artist-in-residence at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum and Galleries talks about his anatomical illustrations and his workshop Doctors and Dissection late on 31 Oct…
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- Fig. 1 An area of the preserved decoration featured on the exterior walls of the coffin, shown here at the head end.
Following on from our recent blog post Coffin decoration & Mrs Campbell, Jill Saunders tells us more about the conservation work on the iron coffin from St Bride’s, focusing on the lacquering and consolidation of the main coffin. Read the full post
- Fig. 1 Photoshop image showing decoration placement as indicated by degradation patterns
Following on from Lacquering the lid, Jill Saunders lifts the lid on identifying the iron coffin’s late owner. Read on to find out more… Read the full post
- Fig. 1 We fed the lid into the fume cupboard and used two Fumecubes to manage the harmful vapours from the solvent of the lacquer.
Subsequent to Jill Saunders’ recent blog post, Name that fibre!, in this entry Jill covers the application of lacquer to the lid of the iron coffin from St Bride’s. Read the full post
- Fig. 1a Interior: Coarse textile
Following on from our recent blog post, Turning over a new lid, Jill Saunders’ latest entry reveals how scanning electron microscopy analysis helped identify the different materials, both on and inside the iron coffin from St Bride’s. Read on to find out more… Read the full post
- Fig. 1 The coffin lid as it was displayed at St Bride’s (underside visible)
After our recent Initial Investigations blog post, Jill Saunders tells us more about the conservation work on the iron coffin from St Bride’s, this time focusing on the coffin lid. Read the full post