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500-year-old gravestones return to museum

19 April 2013

The gravestones, approximately 500 years-old, had been on loan from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales to Llantarnam Abbey for over 40 years

The move, engineered by Harrow Green project manager, Dave Ryan, took place earlier this month. It was a move that required sensitive and expert handling to lift the two gravestones from the nuns’ graveyard at Llantarnam Abbey and transport them back to the Museum’s Collection Centre.

Because the stones were set in a concrete base the operation involved excavating under the stones and constructing a timber cradle around them. The gravestones, of national historical importance, were then hoisted onto a pallet truck, loaded on the vehicle, safely secured and taken to the Museum store in Nantgarw.

Diane Gwilt, Keeper of Collection Services, Amgueddfa Cymru, said: “The museum’s vision is to be a world-class museum of learning. Harrow Green understands this and the importance of the work we do. They ensure that they run very precise operations, tight on process and focused on quality.”

Stuart Fitton, Harrow Green’s commercial manager for the move, said: “We are very pleased to be working with the museum on a number of projects and naturally we handled this relocation with particular sensitivity.”

Harrow Green has an enviable track record and experience in the museums and heritage sector and has been selected to handle the delicate move of a number of irreplaceable items for the museum.


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