C&TA announce their support for the conservation of a unique textile in the collections of Norfolk Museums’ Service, the Ensign of Le Généreux, given to the City of Norwich by Captain Edward Berry and Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson in 1800.
This huge French Tricolour flag was displayed for nearly a century in St Andrews Hall in Norwich and has not been seen in public since 1905. The flag is very fragile and requires extensive conservation before it can take its place as the centre of a major exhibition at the Castle Museum, ‘Nelson and Norfolk’ which opens on the 29th of July 2017.
The C&TA are making a grant contribution of £5,000 towards the conservation work and are launching a Just Giving campaign to seek donations of a further £5,000. The money will be used to pay for professional conservation and display of the Ensign and will enable Norfolk Museums to pack the flag in more accessible storage so that it can still be viewed after the exhibition has closed in October 2017
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