Richmond exhibition looks at impact of war on museums

A exhibition focusing on the issued faced by museums during conflict is currently taking place at The Station in Richmond.

The objects created for the exhibition, Heritage Uncovered, by Sarah Dodds, reflect the treasures which were on display at museums in Syria before the current conflict and can now only be seen in books.

Many of the precious artefacts are stored for security or worse, damaged or destroyed.

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The artist said: “I work with a variety of textile techniques including embroidery, applique, weaving and felt making to create pieces inspired by the local area and much further afield.

“I have travelled widely and use inspiration from around the world investigating traditional textile techniques and materials.

“I have a special interest in African textiles and give talks on African fabrics to interested groups.”

The exhibition runs until July 12.