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Follow conservator Emily Austin's 100 hour journey to preserve Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova's beautiful Dying Swan costume. We'll be taking you through some of the steps involved in restoring this piece back to its former glory.

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    Episode 1

    In the first episode, Emily Austin introduces us to this epic project to restore the costume back to its former glory, and takes us through the first stage - carrying out a condition assessment.

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    Episode 2

    In episode two of Conservation in the City, Textile Conservator Emily Austin, gives us a peak into the first stages of restoring the dress.

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  • Anna Pavlova’s Dying Swan costume from above, after conservation

    Episode 3

    The third episode sees Emily Austin tackle the next part of the restoration project - re-aligning the costume's feathers using an ultrasonic humidifier.

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