Restoring the Historic Tapestry Room

Tapestry Room, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Photo by T. E. Marr and Son, 1926.

Treatments on various objects, textiles, and other works in the Museum’s 4,000-square-foot Tapestry Room have actively begun. The new wing will enable the Museum to restore the historic Tapestry Room to its archival configuration (pictured here) and as one of the nation’s preeminent galleries for viewing tapestries. Historic photographs (such as this one, from 1926) are regularly used by Conservation and Curatorial staff to inform the historic arrangement of the room, expected to be completed in late Fall 2011. More Information on the Tapestry Room Project


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