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People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Posts from December 2023

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Museum careers: what does textile conservation involve?

7 December 2023

Textile conservation is an essential role at People’s History Museum (PHM) due to our large collection of banners and other textile objects.  The Conservation Studio at PHM is the site of this work to preserve, mend and examine the objects in our collection.  Yubi Coates (they/them), Textile Conservation MPhil student at the University of Glasgow, spent their placement in The Conservation Studio, getting hands on with banners and flags.  In this blog, they tell us about what they learnt during their placement.  

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