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SUBTLE USE

SUBTLE USE

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.

Object

THE JAPANESE GALLERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON

Concept

Studio A, London / Karl Abeyasekera, London

Used products

PALAZZO VI

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Data sheet

Photos

Photographs by Permission of the Trustees of the British Museum

Initial situation

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.

Solution

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.