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Caring for Costume Collections
Wed 7 December 2016, 10:00 – 16:30 GMT
Do you have cotume items in your collections and would like to know how best to care for them? This interactive day, delivered by a local textile conservator, will give practical advice on how to clean, store, display and handle these important textiles.
Agrenda for the day:
10-00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Powerpoint talk: Factors in the deterioration of textiles and costume: what affects textiles and costume and causes thier deterioration.
There will be a session to examine weak, faded examples to show the issues that can occur with degraded textiles
11.30 Powerpoint talk: Simple conservation techniques (including safe handling, storage, display, surface cleaning, and pests).
There will be a session looking at examples of how to achieve these simple conservation techniques.
Afternoon session (with break for tea)
13.30 Practical sessions including: tissue padding, boxed and hanging storage, padded hangers and bags, simple hat mounts, labelling
16:00 Q&A and finish
This training session is limited to 12 participants so please only sign up a maximum of 2 people per institution.