It is not impossible to conserve historical architecture without damaging its integrity in any way. Modern and old can be tastefully and unpretentiously bound together. The perfect example is the Waterford Museum.
The Medieval Museum has won Best Public Building in the RIAI Awards in Dublin on Tuesday 24th June 2014, and there has been a Highly Commended Award for the public realm works in the Viking Triangle.
This early 16th century cap of maintenance is thought to be the only item of Henry VIII’s wardrobe that survives. A formal piece of clothing, it was originally worn beneath the royal crown. However, in 1536, Henry VIII sent it to Ireland, along with a ceremonial sword, as a gift to the the Mayor of Waterford city, Ireland.