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Winter graduation 2022

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Huge congratulations to Sarah Almeida, Sebastian Blue Pin, Erinn Dunlea, Camille Lafrance, Katica Laza and Kirstin Ingram on their graduation! Graduation for the class of 2020-2022 took place in the late afternoon of a chilly December Glasgow Friday. And although there was definitely a nip in the air, there was something quite magical about the… Continue reading

Reflections on a year after graduating

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by Beth Gillions, Textile Conservator, People’s History Museum.  ‘How long have you been there now? 18 months? 2 years? No, it must be longer than that!’ My friend’s disbelief mirrors mine exactly. It seems only two weeks and yet also a lifetime ago, that I left Glasgow and my studies just over a year ago… Continue reading

Lugs and Lobsters: a tale of relocation

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By Becky Doonan, 2nd Year Student, MPhil Textile Conservation Last month, the 2nd year MPhil Textile Conservation students at the Centre for Textile Conservation (CTC) had the opportunity to work with The Hunterian, Glasgow. Founded in 1807 on a bequest from Dr William Hunter, The Hunterian is home to one of the finest university collections in… Continue reading

Graduation celebration

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Frances Lennard, Professor of Textile Conservation. Many congratulations to our new graduates! The graduation ceremony for mainly postgraduate students in the College of Arts was held earlier this week, and it was very exciting to welcome the entire class of 2017 back to Glasgow for the occasion, the first time that a whole cohort has… 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

European Researchers Night (Part 2): Situating a Pacific Barkcloth Explorathon stall

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 by Misa Tamura, Research Conservator for Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place The research team working on the project Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place were at a stall in the Hunterian Museum talking to visitors about the project and the museum’s Pacific barkcloth collection, as part of the University of… 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

Work placements

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by Karen Thompson, University Teacher. Summer is a very busy time for the MPhil Textile Conservation students. Whilst many students are enjoying a long vacation, ours are engaged in writing dissertations or work placements.  A key component of the first year of the programme is to undertake a work placement in a museum or other heritage… 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