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Keep calm and carry on cleaning!

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By Laura G. García Vedrenne, first year student, MPhil in Textile Conservation. Different types of soiling can be found altogether in historic textiles. When this happens, conservators find it useful to classify or characterize each type of soiling in order to match its removal with a specific cleaning process. To sum it up: the best way… Continue reading

Silver celebration for Nell

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Frances Lennard, Professor of Textile Conservation This year is an important milestone, marking 25 years since Nell Hoare became Director of the Textile Conservation Centre (TCC). Nell has maintained her involvement with textile conservation education since the TCC closed in 2009, becoming consultant to the Textile Conservation Foundation (TCF) and playing a very important role… Continue reading

Prizes

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Frances Lennard, Professor of Textile Conservation. We are very fortunate to be supported by three different institutions which each award an annual prize to recognise the achievements of one of the Textile Conservation students.   Keira Miller received an award at the end of the first year of the programme from the Weavers’ Society of Anderston,… Continue reading

Congratulations!

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by Clare Meredith ACR, Chairman, Textile Conservation Foundation. The Trustees of the Textile Conservation Foundation (TCF) are delighted to learn of the news of Frances Lennard’s promotion from Senior Lecturer to Professor and, as Chairman, I invite all readers of this blog to join in TCF trustees’ congratulations to Professor Lennard. Frances joins just a tiny… Continue reading

Summer Placement at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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by Beth Knight, first year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. Back in November when we were asked where we would like to do our summer placements, my first thought was the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and luckily they were able to take me. The PMA’s costume and textiles collection spans history and the globe, and… Continue reading

Turn and Face the Change: Institute of Conservation (ICON) third triennial conference

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by Michelle Hunter, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. In June I had the opportunity to attend the Institute of Conservation (ICON) third triennial conference in Birmingham, United Kingdom. ICON is the professional body for the conservation of cultural heritage in the United Kingdom.  The triennial conference was an opportunity for members of all conservation… Continue reading

Prospective students

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New application deadline for entry in 2016 There is  a further opportunity to apply for a place on the MPhil Textile Conservation programme starting in September 2016. The application deadline is Thursday 16 June 2016. Skype interviews will be held on Friday 24 June.   Application deadline for entry in 2017 For entry in September… Continue reading

The conservation of an 1820s cap (if something so extravagant can be called such).

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by Nora Frankel, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. Wet cleaning of historic textiles for conservation is a surprisingly complex process. As textiles in collections can often contain degraded fibres, multiple layers and mixed materials, the practical and ethical decisions of washing increase drastically.  While wet cleaning may benefit some materials, it can potentially cause… Continue reading

Jing Han receives a prestigious China Scholarship Council award

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Many congratulations to Jing Han who has been selected by the China Scholarship Council for their prestigious annual National Excellent Self-Funded Students Scholarship. The scholarship is in recognition of Jing’s academic excellence for her PhD research of traditional Chinese textile dyes at the CTC supervised by Dr Anita Quye and Prof Nick Pearce, for which… Continue reading