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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new blog, which aims to be a dynamic platform for sharing information about the wide ranging activities of Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow. The Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History was established at the University in 2010 and has since become a thriving environment for teaching and research.
We hope all students, staff and associated colleagues will have an opportunity to contribute over the course of the year and that you will find the posts engaging, inspiring and enjoyable.


The Centre is the home of two postgraduate programmes:

  • Textile Conservation (two years, MPhil), formerly the MA Textile Conservation at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton. 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.
  • Technical Art History: Making and Meaning (one year, MLitt)

It is also associated with a third postgraduate programme:

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.


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 with links for those keen to find out more.

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