Image: Glass excavation

Glass excavation

Sheldon carefully digs through and moves aside glass shards to uncover string and feather tassels buried when the glass lid of the showcase shattered. The weight of the glass, and the sharp edges managed to pull or cut off some of the feathered parts of this object. Once the tassels and strings where clear of glass, the object was taken back to the conservation lab to be cleaned and have repairs carried out.

Dion Peita
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