Today we have moved the The Mystic Marriage off the wall where it has been hung for a number of years.
Like most painting conservation projects this one was planned to take place in the conservation studio, but the painting is too big to get out the Palace! So we have decided to do the work on site, how exciting! This is a very rare occurrence and certainly no one in the team ever remembers happening at all in the National Trust for Scotland.
The painting is now wrapped in conservation grade wrapping and left it to acclimatise in the Tapestry Gallery.
It will eventually be moved into the Chapel Royal onto a custom made platform to begin conservation work.