Introduction to Textile Conservation

In October 2021, Student Conservators @ Melbourne, the student group for the Master of Cultural Materials Conservation program at the Grimwade Centre, held a webinar, ‘Introduction to Textile Conservation’. Hosted by Victoria Thomas of Artlab (a graduate of the Masters and former Grimwade Conservation Services employee), the program introduced the types of objects commonly cared for by textile conservators. It also covered the treatments, mounting techniques, and preventive care strategies most commonly used in the field, and examined some case studies. The program included a tour of Artlab’s textile conservation lab.  

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You can hear more about Victoria’s work in this interview on the AICCM website. Thanks to Victoria for her time and permission to republish the video.

Feature image: Detail of a dark cream silk damask dress, c1840–1846. National Museum of Australia, 2005.0005.0232