Thanks to its excellent Oddy test results and its visual and haptic similarity to raw silk, this textile was used to line the display cabinets.
THE JAPANESE GALLERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON
Studio A, London / Karl Abeyasekera, London
Photographs by Permission of the Trustees of the British Museum
The renewal of some of the galleries at the British Museum was the opportunity to stage a new way to display permanent artefacts.
Consequently, all textiles were replaced in the display cases. This situation called for products that where pollutant free and aesthetically complimenting the theme of the exhibit.
Thanks to compliance in test results for ‘Oddy Test’ for conservation use and in addition the resemblance of look and feel to raw silk this textile was selected for the glass case lining.