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Care & Preservation of Textiles (Philadelphia, PA)

  • September 5, 2012

Textile objects can be delicate and are prone to damage by a variety of environmental factors, as well as inappropriate handling, storage, and display. Participants in this workshop will learn to properly care for their costumes and textiles and to identify issues requiring consultation with a conservator. The first part of the workshop will present an overview of the various types of textiles found in museum collections,  introduce methods for storage and display, and discuss appropriate choices for cleaning, crease removal, and repair.  The second half will take a hands-on approach to allow participants to practice several preservation techniques.

Speakers: Sara Reiter, Conservator of Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bernice Morris, Assistant Conservator of Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Laura Mina, Mellon Fellow in Costume and Textile Conservation, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Location: Cliveden, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (registration begins at 9:15 AM)

Fee: $50

Please click here for more information and to register.

The Philadelphia Stewardship Program Collections Care Training programs are partially subsidized through generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and Sovereign Bank.