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Preserving the stains of history: the conservation of Colin MacKenzie’s bloodstained jacket

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by Hannah Vickers, recent MPhil Textile Conservation graduate. Earlier this year I completed the treatment of a unique bloodstained jacket from Annan Museum, part of Dumfries and Galloway Museums Service (for more information about the garment’s history see: A Study in Scarlet .   The jacket once belonged to Lieutenant-General Colin Mackenzie, commander of the… Continue reading

A Study in Scarlet: researching Colin Mackenzie’s bloodstained jacket

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by Hannah Vickers, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation *warning: contains a graphic description of violence which some may find upsetting* Here at the Centre it’s unusual to know any detail about the history of the objects we work on. We can make educated guesses as to why a garment might be stained or torn,… Continue reading

Monitoring costume on display: a collaborative project with Glasgow Museums

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by Caitlyn Picard: MPhil Textile Conservation Student Year 2. This upcoming year, my peers at the Centre for Textile Conservation (CTC) and I are participating in a unique project. We are partnering with Glasgow Museums in a project that is designed to monitor the environmental conditions in the exhibition: ‘A Century of Style: Costume and… Continue reading