Henry VIII tapestry going on display

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- An exhibition that uses digital technology to virtually restore a tapestry that once belonged to King Henry VIII is to open in London.

The BBC said beams of light are being employed to help bring out the original colors of the 16th century monarch's faded fabric artwork from the "Story of Abraham Series." The exhibition is to open Friday at the Hampton Court Palace.


"This project, the first ever 'virtual restoration' of a tapestry, will show how these magnificent works of art would have dazzled visitors to Henry VIII's Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace 500 years ago," Kathryn Hallett, from the Historic Royal Palaces, told the BBC.

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