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Newtown Textile Museum: You will need to wear a woolly??

Henderson, Jane 2016. Newtown Textile Museum: You will need to wear a woolly?? Presented at: Conservation Matters in Wales Challenging Buildings: the Search for Solutions: Oakdale Miners Institute St Fagans, Cardiff, UK, 15 June 2016. Published in: Henderson, Jane ed. Challenging Buildings: The Search for Solutions. Conservation Matters in Wales Cardiff: Welsh Government, pp. 20-21.

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Abstract

Newtown Textile Museum is a museum set in typical 19thC weaving factory in Newtown, Powys and is managed by Eva Bredsdorff, senior museum curator (Montgomeryshire). The building is Grade 2* listed by Cadw so all works require their approval. Prior to recent improvements the museum had major problems with poor condition of the building fabric. There were also complications due to the occupation of the cottages associated with the factory by three tenants. Between 1995 and 2003 Powys County Council with the support of The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) refurbished the building and took ownership of the cottages. The whole site was then developed into a museum. The museum now comprises a row of three two storey cottages with two floors of weaving shops above.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conservation, museum, sustainable, telemetric, environment, preventive conservation, Wales, Newtown Textile Museum.
Publisher: Welsh Government
ISBN: 0750490357
Funders: Welsh Assembly Government CyMAL, National Museum Wales, Federation of Museums and Art Galleries Wales
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 February 2019
Date of Acceptance: 2006
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 16:30
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/117840

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