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Wet cleaning tapestry: Verdure with the Arms of Miro at the Burrell Collection

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by Megan Creamer, 1st year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. While on break this spring, Staphany Cheng, Aisling Macken, and I had the opportunity to assist with wet cleaning a large 16th century tapestry at the Burrell Collections with textile conservator Helen Hughes. This French/Flemish tapestry, Verdure with the Arms of Miro, spent many years of… Continue reading

A Canadian in Glasgow

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by Aisling Macken, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. One of the most interesting aspects of travelling and living in a new country is experiencing the differences in culture. Being in Scotland, one of the biggest cultural differences to Canada is football culture. After living in Glasgow for a year and a half, I was finally… Continue reading

A review of ‘New Methods of Bathing and Stain Removal for Textiles’ with Richard Wolbers

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by Sarah Foskett, Lecturer, MPhil Textile Conservation. We were delighted to host the course ‘New Methods of Bathing and Stain Removal for Textiles’ with Richard Wolbers this week. Over the 3 days of the course the 16 participants were informed, enlightened and challenged by the new approaches being offered for consideration. The principle focus of… Continue reading

Textiles from the Glasgow Japan Exchange of 1878: how a cultural exchange led to an academic one.

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By Josephine Dear, MLitt  Dress and Textile Histories student and Lorna Rowley, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. Part 1: Research, Josephine The exchange In November 1878 the Japanese government gave to the City of Glasgow a remarkable collection of over 1,000 contemporary art wares. These ranged from architectural pieces, furniture, wood and lacquer ware,… Continue reading

MPhil Textile Conservation – a new opportunity to apply for 2017

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Frances Lennard An unexpected vacancy has arisen on the programme beginning in September 2017 and further applications are welcome. The application deadline is Monday 24 July.  Interviews will be held, in person or by skype, on Tuesday 8/ Wednesday 9 August.   Depending on need, bursary funding will be available for UK/EU or overseas students.… Continue reading

MEG Conference

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The Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History and the Hunterian Museum were delighted to host the 2017 Museum Ethnographers Group conference at the beginning of April.  Around 80 delegates came from as far away as New Zealand to hear two days of presentations from museum professionals and academics on the theme of cloth… Continue reading

From flowing to structured – changes in Indian menswear from the 17th to the 20th century as an effect of British Rule

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by Dr. Toolika Gupta, former PhD student. Piqued by an interest in fashion history and encouraged by a paper presentation in Sept 2011 at the Fashion Colloquia London held at the London College of Fashion, a crazy pursuit of exploring British-India’s past in terms of dress led to the beginnings of this research.  I started… Continue reading

Volunteering for the barkcloth research project

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Author: Misa Tamura, Research Conservator with contributions from: Beth Knight, Aisling Macken, Marika Kesler, and Megan Creamer, first and second year students, MPhil Textile Conservation. As part of Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place project interventive conservation work and re-housing have been carried out for Pacific, chiefly Polynesian, barkcloth collections from the Hunterian… Continue reading

Open day 2017: time to shine!

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by Cecilia Voss, Phd student. Training to be a textile conservator is a full-time, life changing commitment and so the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History Open Day is a well-deserved opportunity for the students to really shine. In front of friends, family, funders, clients and professional colleagues, the students were able to… Continue reading