Tag Archives: Dumfries Museum and Galleries

Painted in-fills: an artistic approach

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by Nicole Giacomantonio, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation Though dyeing is the most common means of applying colour to fabric for use in the conservation of textiles, common artists’ paints have been empirically tested and successfully used in producing coloured supports for nearly 30 years. The variety of effects achievable through the numerous means… Continue reading

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