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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 makingĀ  textiles and yarns. Recently, we covered weaving and as an… Continue reading

Unexpected textiles: Conservation of a Victorian flying machine

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by Nora Frankel, 2nd year student, MPhil Textile Conservation. It would not be incorrect to imagine that a typical day in the conservation studio for a textile conservator involves costumes, furnishings, tapestries, and many of the every day objects throughout history that are constructed of fabric. Sometimes, however, a unique object requires attention that falls… Continue reading