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Subject: Course on textile care

Course on textile care

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 1994
The following appeared on Heritage and is reproduced here with

    From: Joy Davis <joydavis [at] uvcs__uvic__ca>
    Date: 27 Sep 94
    Subject: Course/Textile Care

    (Apologies to those of you also on the Museum-L)

    We are offering a three-day immersion course on the care of textile
    collections in museum settings. It runs from November 7 - 9 here at
    the University of Victoria, and will be taught by Jane Hutchins who
    has worked as a textile conservator= and consultant with many North
    American collections.

    The course has the following description:


    The costumes, household linens, soft furnishings and other textiles
    which make up significant parts of many museum collections require
    very specialized care and handling to ensure their safety. This
    three-day workshop for staff responsible for collections of costume
    and flat textiles will emphasize the principles of preventive
    conservation and the implementation of effective in-house
    preservation practices. Topic include:

      - the characteristics of textiles and textile collections and how
        these influence care
      - the influence of environment on deterioration
      - protecting textile collections against pests
      - appropriate handling
      - techniques for storage and display
      - working with a conservator

    Lectures will be augmented with demonstrations and practical

    Location:  University of Victoria - on the southern tip of Vancouver
    Island Fees: (Canadian Funds)  $260 (Canadian Funds)

    Joy Davis
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    University of Victoria
    Fax: 604-721-8774

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