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The padded Bowraville theatre seats posed a great challenge for the National Museum's textiles conservators. Here, a seat is cleaned and repaired for display in the exhibition From Little Things Big Things Grow.
Photos: Peter Bucke, Karolina Kilian and Carmela Mollica.
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Extensive damage to the black fabric lining resulted in the timber base of this seat becoming exposed. Extensive repairs were carried out to stabilise the base.