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Meet the Conservator

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The museum is holding a hands-on conservation day on Tuesday 28 October, 10.30 to 4. Discover how to care for your treasured toys and see a conservator in action. How do you clean and repair these future family heirlooms? Visitors of all ages will be able to get hands on and have a go at packing dolls and teddy bears with expert guidance from the conservator. Visitors are welcome to bring in their own toys for advice. Find out more about what a conservator does to care for objects in a museum collection. The conservator will be examining and repacking a selection of objects from the museum's childhood collection. Helena Jaeschke is a professionally accredited conservator working with museums across the south west. Having trained in archaeological conservation she has spent 30 years working in the UK and overseas on a wide range of objects from fossils to modern plastics, Egyptian mummies to toy cows. Her research speciality is oriental lacquer, especially artefacts from Japan. Admission to the house, museum and garden is £5.50 for adults and £4.50 for concessions. Each adult or concession ticket admits up to two children free and is valid for 12 months; with the exception of some special events and ticketed events, you can use your ticket to visit as many times as you like during normal opening hours. This event has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For further information please contact the museum.