The Measuring of the fretwork begins!
11 October 2011 | 3:43 pm

With the house almost empty there is a clear view of all the painted surfaces and of course all the fretwork, so the measuring and cataloguing of this can start in earnest.

‘As much as one can learn of a man’s life, one can get it from the bookshelves.’
22 September 2011 | 2:33 pm

Stephen Massil, book cataloguer, describes 575 as a house in which we can sense ‘the overwhelming personality of one occupant’. All the books and records in the house belonged to its creator-owner, Khadambi Asalache, and Stephen has therefore gained unique … Continue reading

Move It!
8 September 2011 | 2:08 pm

The pack-up process has left us with an almost empty house! The floorboards and ceilings are now accessible for the vital conservation work.

Curtain Call
18 August 2011 | 7:02 pm

Packing curtains presents some interesting challenges. To get these ones down takes three people, ideally. Textiles are fragile, and when stored for a few months any creases will stay and possibly get worse, so the team must work to minimise … Continue reading


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