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Winter graduation 2022

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Huge congratulations to Sarah Almeida, Sebastian Blue Pin, Erinn Dunlea, Camille Lafrance, Katica Laza and Kirstin Ingram on their graduation! Graduation for the class of 2020-2022 took place in the late afternoon of a chilly December Glasgow Friday. And although there was definitely a nip in the air, there was something quite magical about the… Continue reading

Prizes and surprises

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This time of year affords many opportunities for reflection.  For staff it is time to consider the academic year past, both in a practical way through the revision of handbooks and development of teaching material, and in a more holistic way taking stock of the many highlights and successes of the year. For students it… Continue reading

Open Day 2022: a series of firsts

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by Joanne Hackett, Lecturer MPhil Textile Conservation Well, what with one thing and another it had been three years since the Centre for Textile Conservation hosted an open day and so we were delighted to see over 70 guests to Open Day 2022 on the 13th of May.  Our Open Day saw are series of… Continue reading

Third time’s the charm: The perks of giving a presentation several times

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by Camille Lafrance, Second year student, MPhil Textile Conservation It is not common for a student to have the opportunity to do a presentation more than once; presentations are often forgotten soon after they are given. During our busy semesters, there are never enough chances to reflect further on the feedback received and go back… Continue reading

Edit for Climate Change

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by Kirstin Ingram, second year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. During the United Nations Climate Change Conference UK 2021 (COP26), politicians, participants, and protesters descended on Glasgow to join the discussion of climate change and sustainability. The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate… Continue reading

The end of the Pacific barkcloth project

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by Frances Lennard. We were fortunate to receive follow-on funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to continue our Pacific barkcloth project this year – the funding was intended to help us to take our research to a wider audience. We originally planned to hold barkcloth workshops in five museums around the UK earlier… Continue reading

Barkcloth:Revealing Pacific Craft

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by Frances Lennard, Professor of Textile Conservation. The activities of the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History encompass research as well as teaching on the textile conservation and technical art history programmes. A major research project on Pacific barkcloth, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is now nearing completion. The project… Continue reading

Open day 2019

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By Sarah Foskett, lecturer, MPhil Textile Conservation “Who even comes to your Open Day anyway?” asked my daughter in that withering tone that teenagers reserve largely for their parents. Of course I had neither the time nor the inclination to reply to what I am confident was a rhetorical question anyway. But as I cycled… Continue reading