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Collaboration in practice: Clay poultices and regenerated cellulose membranes

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by Catherine Harris, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. My virtual placement experience, like all my classmates, was unexpected and came with challenges as well as tremendous rewards. The research project, which made up my virtual placement, was with Zenzie Tinker Conservation Ltd (ZTC), an independent conservation studio based in Brighton, United Kingdom. Started by… Continue reading

Our Virtual Placements

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By Yufei Xiang, Catherine Harris, Beth Gillions, Anna Robinson, Callie Jerman, Ásgrímur Einarsson and Signe Marie Thøgersen This year placements were undertaken remotely with students working with their placement host and mentor on a project of interest and relevance to the institution. In this blog, the now second year students give an overview of their… Continue reading

Drawn from History – Deconstructing Menswear Silhouettes from Historic Portraits

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by Anna F Robinson, First-year student, MPhil Textile Conservation Historic portraiture and art provide a unique and dynamic visual way for conservators to look at, understand, and contextualize how historic costume was worn and looked. Analysing period artwork for shape, style, drape and distribution of weight, was a valuable tool in a recent mounting project… Continue reading

Placements 2018, Part 2.

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In this second part, three students give an overview of their experiences of placements based  in London and of sharing their experiences once back in Glasgow at the placement presentations.       Emma (The British Museum ) I carried out a 9 week placement at the British Museum within Organics Conservation, largely working with the four textile conservators in the… Continue reading

Placements 2018: Part 1

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Written by the 2nd year students, MPhil Textile Conservation, compiled and edited by Emma Smith. For the last course of the first year of the MPhil Textile Conservation, we undertake a six week minimum work placement, giving us an opportunity to put the skills we have learnt in the first year into practice in a… Continue reading