A new tapestry in time for Christmas

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Conservation staff prepares a 16th century Flemish tapestry, Two Scenes from the Life of Christ, for display in VMFA’s medieval galleries. Kathy Gillis, Head of Sculpture and Decorative Arts Conservation, and Jennifer Bridges, Conservation Technician, are carefully securing a backing for protection of the tapestry while on display. The installation is planned for December 15, in time for Christmas. Appropriately, the two “scenes” are “The Nativity” and “The Adoration”.

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