The further we move through the process of opening up our archives the more serendipity seems to occur.
From meeting sitters from photographs 50 years on to hosting The Cameron Collection to discovering so many interesting historical images - the rewards of the research are rich.
This week we are feeling especially lucky as we have had an exquisite donation.
On the back of discovering many old retouching kits, we have been gifted a an antique retouching light box.
Needless to say we are really grateful for the gift and will be using it in one of our room sets - we have just registered for Heritage Open Days 2016 and hope to have an extra room open by September!
The retouching station above will sit perfectly amongst our other retouching tools including this airbrush as well as our sets of pencils and watercolours.