Conservation action national trust mantua 1760s 1004x360 - Berrington Hall Mantua Display - May 2020
We engaged Michelle to work with us when we were conserving an eighteenth century court mantua. The dress came to us in pieces and we needed to undertake conservation work on it. Michelle, with her excellent knowledge of historical garments, was able to work with our conservator and together they pooled their knowledge and expertise and pieced the garment back together. We all found her extremely easy to work with. Super-enthusiastic. Careful. Considered. And great fun! I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle for work on re-creating historical garments. Derw Thomas, Berrington Hall, National Trust
Michelle came to Coleridge Cottage and put on a beautiful exhibition of Georgian costumes. She interacted with our visitors, explaining about the different costumes and helping to bring them to life and provided a brilliant experience for our visitors. Her costumes and exhibition really helped to show visitors the variation in clothing for Georgian people. Bethan, Coleridge Cottage, National Trust

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