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Visit to Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

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by Annika Amundson and Hannah Vickers, 1st year students, MPhil Textile Conservation. A fundamental aspect of textile conservation is to understand the techniques and technology behind the objects we conserve. While conservators don’t need to be experts in every technique encountered, a working knowledge of what holds the threads together certainly helps. As part of… Continue reading

Prepare to Dye

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by Freya Gabbutt, First year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. In preparation for our Introduction to Dyeing at the end of the first semester of first year I experimented with dyeing my hair.  Apart from a transformation in colour and the propensity of dye to stain every surface it touches, I have decided they have little in… Continue reading

Dissertations

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by Emma Schmitt, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. The final assignment undertaken in the second year is the dissertation, a 15,000-20,000-word project.  During 12 weeks over the summer session we research and write on a topic of our own interest and choosing. The dissertation offers the chance to focus on a specific interest, build… Continue reading

Public Engagement: Establishing a Common Ground

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By Alice Young and Rosie Chamberlin, 2nd year students, MPhil Textile Conservation. As part of the second year Professional Development module, students from the Centre for Textile Conservation (CTC) are invited to take part in a number of public engagement talks. The session has predominantly been developed to enhance the public’s understanding of the work… Continue reading

Placement Presentations: around the country and beyond…

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by Kate Clive-Powell and Jamie Robinson, first year students, MPhil Textile Conservation. Last Monday we were taken on a whirlwind tour of conservation centres around the country and beyond courtesy of the second year MPhil Textile Conservation students back from their placement.  This took the form of individual presentations and slide shows directed at some… Continue reading

New academic year, new blog

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by Frances Lennard, Programme Convenor, MPhil Textile Conservation. Welcome to our new blog about the activities of Textile Conservation, part of the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History at the University of Glasgow. We’re excited that we’ll have the chance to tell you more about the work that goes on here over the course… Continue reading