|Taking the Mourner's costume headdress off its mount|
On Monday, we deinstalled the Tahitian Mourner's costume exhibition, moving most of the pieces to the conservation lab. We will be working over the summer with Rachael Lee from the Textiles Conservation section at the Victoria and Albert Museum to make a mount for the complete costume for the new display.
|Removing featherwork from display|
While we were doing this, Collections staff emptied some of the featherwork cases, which have to be moved to allow the new case to fit into the corner of the gallery. The current Cook case will be dismantled next weekend.