Exhibit Conservation for Bridport Museum
Rope- and net-making machinery conservation for Bridport Museum’s re-development project.
As part of a major re-development and re-interpretation at Bridport Museum, Context Engineering was commissioned, following a machinery survey two years previously, to undertake conservation work to objects in the museum’s important rope- and net-making collection. The work involved included:
- The re-building of the rope walk machinery to working order for demonstration purposes;
- Restoration to working order of the ball winding machine for demonstrations;
- The dismantling and removal of the Ackerman net-making loom whilst building works were underway, the conservation of components and its re-assembly on site (in all around 4000 pieces, in total weighing 1.5 tonnes); and
- The conservation of other rope- and net-making and measuring machinery for static display.