Caring for a Textile Collection, Maidstone Museum

Event Date:15 January 2020 10:00 am — 15 January 2020 4:30pm

This day course intends to be an introduction to the basics of caring for a textile (or textile-based) collection. Topics covered will include;

– An introduction to textile conservation

– The materials and agents of deterioration

– Handling, storage and display of textiles

– Condition reporting

– Emergency preparedness

– Basic cleaning

The course will include talks, exercises and opportunities for hands-on practice working with a variety of textiles. Participants are invited to bring photos or textile objects for advice and discussion with the group.

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Sarah Glenn ACR is a freelance textile conservator. After working at the V&A Museum for over ten years as a senior textile conservator, she now focuses her time on her textile conservation company, Atelier Nine.  Currently she consults for a variety of clients ranging from private collectors, dealers, museum collections and private archives.  Her services include interventive and preventive conservation treatments specific to textiles and fashion. www.ateliernine.co.uk

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