// Listen with headphones for best experience //
Follow Senior Textile Conservator Susana Fajardo as she works on a sequinned clown costume worn by 20th-century clown Jackie Sloan.
Sound designer and performance-maker Julie Rose Bower has documented Susana's steps using ambisonic sound, letting us get closer to the object than ever before.
See the painstakingly delicate processes involved as dust is carefully removed, corrosion is reduced, and sequins are gently cleaned.
Take a look at more costumes in our Theatre and Performance collection:
Museum vacuum and soft brush removing dust: 00:36
Abrasive rubber reducing corrosion on metal hook: 02:20
Sequin cleaning with swabs: 04:02