Bowraville Theatre seats before conservation
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View photos of the Bowraville theatre seats as they arrived at the National Museum, after being stored under the theatre for 40 years. The seats and components were in various states of disassembly and decay before being prepared for display in the exhibition From Little Things Big Things Grow.
Photos: Peter Bucke, Karolina Kilian and Carmela Mollica.
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Poor storage conditions resulted in the corrosion of upholstery studs and the drying out and cracking of the gimping. Gimping is the decorative border that adorns the edges of chair backs.