Rex Wailes Collection. Conservation of milling drawings

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    Authors & editors

    Hodge, Nathanael [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2021 November

    Medium Digital

    Arts, culture and heritage > Heritage conservation
    Arts, culture and heritage > Collections of importance


    Scope & content
    The Rex Wailes collection contains a large number of technical drawings which depict historic milling machinery. Unfortunately, after years of storage in sheds at the bottom of Rex’s garden, mould and insects had done their worst, and many of the items were in a very bad condition when we received them at the Mills Archive.

    Thanks to a grant from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust we were able to fund cleaning and repair work by a professional library and archive conservator, Victoria Stevens. Her pictures show the process of repair and conservation.


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