The Ros Tapestry Lovers

Michelle Obama Views  Ros Tapestry Panel at Farmleigh May 2011

As a visitor from the USA, and great admirer of Irish Culture, I feel I have to register my concern about one of your treasures, which I think is being neglected "The Beautiful Ros Tapestry". On a visit to New Ross I went to see the tapestry and I was horrified to see how it is being displayed, and in my opinion, neglected. I understand that years of labor and talent went into creating this masterpiece. If it is left in the location where it is displayed, it will be destroyed. It is STAPLED to a wooden frame, there is no protective screen to keep viewers from touching it, the atmospheric conditions are not at all suitable for it's preservation. A work of this magnitude should last for centuries but under the conditions it now being kept it will deteriorate way before it's time and this would be a travesty. I urge you to do take some action to see that this work of art is preserved for the good of the nation and all admirers of culture and art throughout the world and that the hard work and talent that went into it is not in vain.

Sincerely, Doloretta Barber

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