Lacquering the lid

By marketing on 29 Aug 2012
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.
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 postRead the full post

Name that fibre!

By marketing on 9 Aug 2012
 Fig. 1a Interior: Coarse textile
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 postRead the full post

Crypt to Laboratory

By other museum staff on 13 Jun 2012

Following on from last week’s Conservation Introduction blog, Intern Jill Saunders explains how the iron coffin was transported from the crypt at St Bride’s to the laboratory here at the Museum. Find out more below… Once our treatment proposal had been approved, the next task of the Conservation Department was to work out how to safely transport the coffin and its lid from the crypt at St Bride’s, Fleet Street to the laboratory at the Museum of London, London Wall. Due to the size and weight of the object, we also had to make sure that we could accommodate it, […]