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Conference on textile conservation

From: Jan Vuori <jan_vuori>
Date: Monday, December 10, 2001
North American Textile Conservation Conference 2002
Strengthening the Bond: Science and Textiles
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
H.F. du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
April 5-6, 2002 (opening reception on the evening of April 4th)

The North America Textile Conservation Conference 2002 will focus on
the role of scientific analysis as a means of expanding our
knowledge of textile history and conservation practices.

Dr. Judith Hofenk de Graaff (The Netherlands) will give the keynote
presentation entitled Science, conservation science, conservation
research, conservation: where do the conservator and the scientist

The tentative list of other speakers includes:

    Katherine Barker (USA)
    Iron gall and the textile conservator

    Deborah Bede (USA)
    Conservation of the Wright Flyer III: serendipity and

    Lauren Chang and Paul Wyeth (USA/UK)
    Chemical finishes on indigo-dyed cloth: a protocol for low-tech
    characterization and instrumental analysis of Miao and
    Miao-related costume from Guizhou, China

    Tamsin Colins (UK)
    A preliminary investigation to assess the effect of current
    conservation cleaning methods on the core fibers of metal

    Beatriz Devia (Colombia)
    The Red Mantles: a search for the dye sources present in
    archaeological Colombian textiles

    Kathy Francis (USA)
    Tapestry cleaning: characterization and removal of soils

    Paul Garside and Paul Wyeth (UK)
    Characterization of silk deterioration

    David Howell (UK)
    The Ardebil Carpet, and other interesting collaborations

    Glennda Susan Marsh-Letts (Australia)
    Beneath the surface: salt movement in archaeological textiles

    A. Nunez, F. France and W.N. Marmer (USA)
    GC-MS analysis of trace contaminants in historic textile fibers

    Chris Paulocik and R. Scott Williams (USA/Canada)
    Modern materials in costume collections: a collaboration between
    scientist and conservator

    Maj G. Ringgaard (Denmark)
    An investigation of the effects of borohydride treatments of
    oxidized cellulose textiles

    Angharad Rixon (Australia)
    A fault in the thread? Examining fibers taken from laces of the
    16th and 17th centuries

    Lorena Roman and Jorge Garcia (Mexico)
    Characterization and evaluation of polyester fabric: a flag

    Melanie Sanford (USA)
    Detecting and removing aged deodorant and anti-perspirants on

    Mika Takami and Paul Wyeth (UK)
    Studies on a Korean painted silk banner: identification of layer
    structure, binding medium, and pigments

    Season Tse (Canada)
    Wash water quality requirements for textile conservation: an
    overview of CCI research

In addition two pre-conference workshops will be offered:

    Introduction to Instrumental Analysis for Textile Conservators
    led by Jan Carlson, Senior Scientist, Winterthur Museum

    An Introduction to Cleaning Systems for Textile Conservators led
    by Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor, Winterthur/University
    of Delaware Art Conservation Program

For more information contact:

    Linda Eaton
    Winterthur Museum
    Winterthur DE 19735
    leaton [at] winterthur__org

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