Terence Cueno at the National Archive

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Terence Cuneo’s artworks

The team has also lately been working on several artworks by British artist Terence Cuneo, who was commissioned by the government to create a series of striking works illustrating the efforts of the Resistance during World War II.

There was some concern that they might not be able to withstand vertical display or vibrations during transport. Cracks and flakes in the gouache and oil-paint have been minutely consolidated under a microscope using a 0000 brush and a weak adhesive – methylcellulose on the gouache and isinglass (made from the swim bladders of fish) on the oil paint – to prevent any losses. They will subsequently be mounted, framed and packed in our studio before travelling to Yorkshire.

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