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The conservation team have been investigating the magnificent ceiling of the Wolsey Closet at Hampton Court Palace.
The exact date and origin of the ceiling are a mystery. For many years, it was thought to be made of a material called leather maché, but it was revealed that this is not the case. In order to conserve this glorious craftwork for another 500 years and choose the best conservation methods, conservators need to know about its history and its condition.
In this film, conservator Amy Anderson explains more about the work.
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