Many readers will remember seeing the four Renaissance sculptures which were reunited, restored and came to the Wolsey Gallery in 2017-18 (Newsletter in Jan. 2018). Noticed in an April Guardian obituary column, 10 April 2021, was a tribute to Diana Heath – her professional name – Head of Metals Conservation at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, having worked there for 32 years. She is pictured working on one of the Wolsey angels in 2016 and was very highly regarded as an expert conservator. We have her and her team to thank for the remarkable condition of the angels after a chequered history. If you watched the BBC2 television series Secrets of the museum in early 2021, you will appreciate the infinite pains taken to clean and sympathetically restore all sorts of artefacts and art works by the V&A experts.

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