Tag: 17th century

Painted portrait in gold frame against green wall

22nd March 2023

Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury (1621-1683)

Governor of Charterhouse: 1662. Shaftesbury was a radically-minded aristocrat, who changed sides several times during the English Civil Wars. He was one of the first Whig politicians, who believed in protecting the people from institutional oppression, be that the monarchy or Parliament. It was Shaftesbury... continue

The Charterhouse tapestries are back

6th January 2022

The Charterhouse tapestries are back

After nearly two years in lockdown at the conservator’s studio, the five remaining tapestry panels have now returned to the Charterhouse. They sit proudly in their new home, on the walls of the new ‘Tapestry Room’, previously known as the Brothers’ Common Room. In our third and final blog... continue

A stitch in time: Conservator vs tapestries

23rd March 2020

A stitch in time: Conservator vs tapestries

Gabby Swaffield, our Museum, Collection and Learning Manager is finding out everything you need to know before you embark on the voyage of conserving 17th century tapestries; be prepared for the unusual combination of bird poo, hours of stitching and hundreds of pairs of gloves! This is her first post... continue

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