The course will be led by textile conservator Michelle Harper and include short talks, discussion and practical work. Delegates will learn how to handle, clean and pack a variety of textile objects, including costume and hangings. The day will also include practical demonstrations of how to make a padded hanger and a square case cover. There will also be a presentation on the annual housekeeping for the beds in the State Rooms at Burghley by Sheila Landi and an opportunity to visit the Landi Company textile conservation workshops on site.
The course is designed for both museum employees and volunteers who have a role in caring for textile collections at their site. It is suitable for those who are completely new to museum work as well as those with some experience.
Due to the demand in the course and limited spaces, we are only able to accept one delegate per a museum.