Moths and Uniforms at the Museum of the Order of St. John

Source: Moths and Uniforms at the Museum of the Order of St. John

The above post by West Dean College caught our eye as we have also had a problem with moths at Osterley as well as carpet beetle, which saw us having to quarantine items of the collection, in an attempt to kill off the pests that had been hiding away, enjoying themselves on our quality textiles.

Finding Woodworm

Old woodworm holes in the Kitchen at Osterley Park and House (image: Laura Brooks)

Old woodworm holes in the Kitchen at Osterley Park and House (image: Laura Brooks)

On Tuesday, one of our conservation assistants and a volunteer filmed a short video about some woodworm that had been found in one of the wooden cupboards in Osterley’s Kitchen. Continue reading