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4th International Student Conference of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, in Krakow

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by Marina Herriges, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. Meeting and exchanging knowledge with masters and PhD students from different countries at a conference during three days in Poland. That was my initial thought when I registered myself for the 4th International Student Conference of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, in Krakow on 4-6 November 2019. Textiles were presented from the… Continue reading

The Life Changing Magic of Standardization

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by Anna Robinson, first year student MPhil Textile Conservation. In the last week of October, the first-year students paid a visit to the Whitworth Art Gallery at University of Manchester. At the Gallery, we were treated to a whirlwind tour, including both public and behind-the-scenes spaces by the museum’s textile conservator, Ann French. The tour… Continue reading

Integrated Pest Management: putting principles into practice at Newhailes House

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By Danica Auld, 1st year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. A visit to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) property, Newhailes House, was a great opportunity to integrate our learning from the Preventive Conservation course with professional practice. We experienced a day-long excursion of taught and practical sessions, addressing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for typical pests… Continue reading

CTC in USA

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by Frances Lennard, Professor of Textile Conservation. I’ve recently returned from a research visit to the USA where it was a great pleasure to meet up with CTC and TCC graduates. I attended the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) conference in Houston and then went on to Washington, DC, to meet my Co-Investigator, Adrienne Kaeppler,… Continue reading

Conservation in Practice excursions – Part 2: National Museums Scotland, Conservation and Collection Science

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By Marika Kesler, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. As described in an earlier post, the second year course Conservation in Practice aims to put the theory and practice of textile conservation into a professional context, placing practical treatments and the wide ranging work of conservators at different institutions into that context.  While visiting lecturers to… Continue reading

Conservation in Practice excursions – Part one: The Glasgow School of Art’s Collections and Archive Services

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by Marika Kesler, 2nd year Student, MPhil Textile Conservation and Sarah Foskett. The second year course Conservation in Practice aims, amongst other things, to put the theory and practice of textile conservation into a professional context and enhance the students understanding of the way practical treatments are applied in different contexts. The timetable is mostly filled with… Continue reading

First years on tour

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by Emma Smith and Andrea Goldstein, first year students, MPhil Textile Conservation. As part of the first year conservation course, we take a class along with some of the Dress and Textile Histories students called Understanding Textiles where we learn about various techniques for making  textiles and yarns. Recently, we covered weaving and as an… Continue reading