About us

The Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History was established at the University of Glasgow in 2010 and has since become a thriving environment for teaching and research. Our blog features posts from staff, students and associated colleagues – sharing information, thoughts and ideas about the wide-ranging activities of Textile Conservation at the University.

We hope you will find the posts engaging, inspiring and enjoyable.


The Centre is the home of two postgraduate programmes:

Textile Conservation (two years, MPhil): Textile conservation is a multi-disciplinary field combining scientific analysis and a knowledge of textile history and techniques with the practical skills necessary to carry out conservation treatments. The programme offers a fascinating combination of analytical problem-solving and hands-on work as well as the chance to extend and develop knowledge of our rich textile heritage. Find out more http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/textileconservation/

Art History: Technical Art History, Making and Meaning (one year, MLitt): Through object-based, interdisciplinary research, this Masters programme focuses on the act of making and everything that entails. We study studio practices from a variety of disciplines, their materials and techniques, but also intentions and concept. Find out more http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/technicalarthistory/.

The Centre is also associated with a third postgraduate programme:

Art History: Dress and Textile Histories (one year, MLitt): This Masters in Dress & Textile Histories will provide you with the skills to research and interpret the history of dress and textiles. Students benefit from the programmes’ close links with Glasgow Museums, as well as the University’s own Hunterian Museum, and they are able to draw on the museums’ rich and varied textile collections. There are also opportunities for PhD study. Find out more http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/dresstextilehistories/


Object-based, interdisciplinary research underpins learning and teaching within Textile Conservation and the Centre. This research reflects the interests and expertise of the staff and the strong collaborations the Centre has with other institutions both within and outwith Scotland.  Exciting new research activities will be showcased through the blog. Find out more about the Centre and our research: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/research/instituteofarthistory/centrefortextileconservationandtechnicalarthistory/textileconservation/

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