By Zinta Jauntis, MA Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts
On the 30th May, UAL Post Graduate students entered an area of the Tower of London that very few enter. 60 steps down into the basement of the Waterloo block lies 30,000 architectural drawings, an archive of treasures that few know about. For over two decades Historic Royal Palaces has managed this archive, specifically for the purpose of gleaning information about buildings of the past. This information in turn, helps curators and surveyors make decisions about the conservation of the buildings that are in their care.