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A group project: Conservation treatment of a 1930’s printed dress

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Authors: Charlotte Cameron, Emma Smith, Eva Maria Catic – recent graduates, MPhil Textile Conservation An additional project for us in the second semester was the wet cleaning of a c.1930’s printed dress from our Karen Finch reference collection. The dress was to be used in a costume mounting practical undertaken by the first years, and volunteers from second year were asked… Continue reading

It’s a wrap!

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Marika Kesler and Aisling Macken, Conservation Assistants on the Pacific barkcloth project. As the project Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place wraps up, the objects to be returned to the partner institutions needed wrapping up as well. We joined the project for the final three months to finalise photography, conservation, and storage of… Continue reading

New convenor of the MPhil Textile Conservation programme

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Frances Lennard, Professor of Textile Conservation. The MPhil Textile Conservation programme has a new convenor: Karen Thompson has recently taken over the role from Frances Lennard, who has led the programme since it was established at the University of Glasgow in 2010, and before that at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton. The programme… Continue reading

Preserving a Peace Camp

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By Kim Tourret, first year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. One of the reasons I chose to undertake my student work placement at the Museum of London was the chance to work with a social history collection, and as a Londoner the opportunity to work with objects that are inextricably linked to London and its history… Continue reading

MPhil Textile Conservation – a new opportunity to apply for 2017

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Frances Lennard An unexpected vacancy has arisen on the programme beginning in September 2017 and further applications are welcome. The application deadline is Monday 24 July.  Interviews will be held, in person or by skype, on Tuesday 8/ Wednesday 9 August.   Depending on need, bursary funding will be available for UK/EU or overseas students.… Continue reading

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