THE ARTS SOCIETY ARDEN

Heritage Volunteers

The Arden Heritage Volunteers group is longstanding and over the years has undertaken many varied and worthwhile conservation projects.

The group is currently working with the Textiles Conservation department of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery where they are engaged in the painstaking conservation of some fine 17th century crewel work bed hangings from Aston Hall, which was one of the last great Jacobean houses to be built and is Grade 1 listed.

It is hoped that this conservation work will be completed later this year at which point the hangings will be rehung in Aston Hall.

The image (above right) shows a detail from one of the bed hangings.