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North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC)

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by Professor Frances Lennard. Textile conservation is an international community and a small enough world that we often have good colleagues and friends in many countries. I’ve recently returned from the 12th biennial conference of the North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC), one of the best venues for exchanging information in our field, where it… Continue reading

Conservation Conferences: Part 2 – ICOM-CC Textile Working Group

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by Karen Thompson, Lecturer, MPhil Textile Conservation. Having just unpacking packing my bags from a trip to Belfast for Icon19, it was time to set off again this time to Switzerland to attend the ICOM-CC Textiles Working Group Interim Meeting 2019. The conference took place over two days on the 20th and 21st June 2019… Continue reading

Conservation Conferences: Looking forward to new challenges – Part 1 – ICON19!

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by Karen Thompson, Lecturer, MPhil Textile Conservation. June 2019 provided professional colleagues, including staff, graduates, and current students of the Centre for Textile and the former Textile Conservation Centre with the opportunity to attend two conservation focused conferences: Icon19 (Institute of Conservation, 2019 Triennial Conference) in Belfast and ICOM-CC (International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation) textiles Working Group Interim Meeting… Continue reading

The University of Glasgow Alumnae Presenting at the AIC 47th Annual Conference

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by Megan Creamer, graduate MPhil Textile Conservation, 2018.             Last week, five graduates of the Centre for Textile Conservation and one University of Glasgow doctoral graduate presented their research and current work at the American Institute for Conservation 47th Annual Meeting in May 2019. The meeting took place on Mohegan tribal lands in Uncasville, Connecticut,… Continue reading

Volunteering for the Barkcloth Workshop

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This spring, four students from the CTC assisted with the Conservation of Polynesian Barkcloth & Practical Siapo Barkcloth Making workshop held at the University of Glasgow. The three-day workshop combined presentations and practical work led by two members of the research project Tapa: Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place, and two practising barkcloth… Continue reading

Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thankgkas to Last

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Dr Dinah Eastop and Dr Mary Brooks (Durham University), Honorary Research Fellows with the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, supplied this image from the recent conference in Hong Kong. TCC and CTC alumni gather, with Marion Kite (Conservator Emerita at the V&A) and Teresa Heady (Senior Objects Conservator, St Paul’s Cathedral), at… Continue reading

11th North American Textile Conservation Conference

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by Michelle Hunter, 2016 graduate. I was recently able to attend the 11th North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC), which is held every two years to share ideas and advancements in the field of textile conservation.  Each conference has a different theme and the theme of this one was ‘Embellished Fabrics: Conserving Surface Manipulation and Decoration’. … Continue reading

ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference: Bringing ‘hygge’ to conservation

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The word ‘hygge'(pronounced hue-guh) is defined  as ‘a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)’ and is a concept that does well to describe the atmosphere at the International Council of Museums – Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) 18th Triennial Conference in Copenhagen… Continue reading