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Kicking Off Spring: The Conservation of Pele's Football Boots

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Are you a fan of football? Have you heard of Pele? Have you ever wondered what happens in a conservation lab? At the Swindon and Wiltshire History Centre it's not just books and paper we have to care for. Hidden in its offices is an object conservation lab that also tackles modern materials, such as a pair of Pele's Football Boots. Conservator Kayleigh Spring will talk about the rare opportunity she had to work on a pair of football boots worn by one of the world's best footballers. Assessing condition upon entering our conservation studio, ethical considerations when carrying out repairs and packaging of the boots to help preserve them for the future. Why not kick off your spring with us.

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E: Archives@wiltshire.gov.uk

T: 01249 705500

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