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Celebrating ten years of the Attingham Re-discovered project

3rd June 2016

The National Trust held a Summer Party to celebrate and showcase 10 years of ground-breaking, top quality, award-winning conservation work at Attingham Park, Shropshire.

Attingham Re-discovered began as a long term programme of improvements to the mansion’s interiors but quickly became much more than that. The project started in 2006 after several years of detailed research and consultation. The main aim was to refresh the way that Attingham’s Regency rooms were displayed in order to reveal and enhance the significance of the place, its fabric, contents and human stories. This involved the conservation, restoration and re-creation of the mansion’s historic decorative schemes and collections.

Yvonne Smith, Brintons Archivist, worked closely with the Project Curator Sarah Kay to identify carpet designs  for the Octagonal room which, were authentic to the Regency period. Designs were chosen from Brintons extensive archive, which dates back to 1790. It is one of the world's largest commercial design archives and historical pattern libraries in the industry.

Yvonne was invited to the celebrations at Attingham Park and is pictured with Sarah Kay in the beautiful walled garden. 

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