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The 19th ICOM-CC Virtual Triennial Conference 2021, Beijing, China

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It has been quite an academic year for all students and staff, especially as on top of navigating post-graduate learning and teaching during a pandemic we also managed the additional upheaval of relocating to Kelvin Hall over the Easter break. By way of acknowledgement of our fortitude and flexibility the Textile Conservation Foundation (TCF) generously… Continue reading

Early Textile Study Group course, part 1

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by Sarah Foskett, lecturer, MPhil Textile Conservation. It felt rather strange to be going somewhere and I was filled with both excitement and slight trepidation as I dusted off my holdall and headed off to Slaithwaite in Yorkshire for the Part 1 of the ETSG Identifying and Describing the Structures of Archaeological and Historic Textiles… Continue reading

Workshop on the Conservation of Japanese Textiles 2019

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by Staphany Cheng, graduate MPhil Textile Conservation 2018, currently Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles, Conservation Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Some time ago,  I had the opportunity to attend the Workshops on the Conservation of Japanese Textiles, conducted by Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (TNRICP) and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)… Continue reading

4th International Student Conference of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, in Krakow

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by Marina Herriges, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. Meeting and exchanging knowledge with masters and PhD students from different countries at a conference during three days in Poland. That was my initial thought when I registered myself for the 4th International Student Conference of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, in Krakow on 4-6 November 2019. Textiles were presented from the… Continue reading

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