Worshipful Company of Fishmongers – Pageant Scroll

Worshipful Company of Fishmongers – Pageant Scroll

Art Contact was asked by the Fishmongers Company to arrange for the Conservation and Restoration of their Pageant Scroll. The scroll depicts the Lord Mayors pageant of 1616 and dates from around that time.

The scroll was hanging in a frame, mounted on fabric stretched over a wooden support. As part of their on-going refurbishment of the Hall it was decided to make a feature of the scroll by placing it in a purpose built display cabinet in the Library of the Fishmongers Hall.

Art Contact made the arrangements for the scroll to be removed from its existing frame and support. The scroll was then transported to our paper restorer for conservation, restoration and re-mounting onto a new conservation grade support.

The mounted scroll was then packed and placed in storage until the display cabinet had been installed ready to receive the re-mounted scroll.

See the images below in the various stages of the project.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Assist with the Conservation and Restoration of the Pageant Scroll of 1616 at the Fishmongers Hall
  • Client – Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
  • Sector – Office & Corporate
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Conservation Reports
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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