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Textile Conservation Catalogue

From: Jan Vuori <jan_vuori>
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Have you ever used painting, printing or some other surface coloring
technique in a textile conservation treatment and are you willing to
share your experience with others? If so, the Textile Conservation
Catalogue, a publication of the Textile Specialty Group of the AIC,
needs your help. A new section devoted to this subject is currently
being drafted and we need your input to ensure that the section is a
complete and up-to-date reflection of current practices.  Fabrics
paints, handpainting dyes, silkscreen printing, digital printing,
transfer printing, and machine embroidery are some examples of the
many techniques being used.

For those of you who might not be familiar with the AIC Textile
Specialty Group Textile Conservation Catalogue, the Statement of
Purpose is reproduced below.

   "The Textile Conservation Catalogue records current conservation
    treatments and practices for artistic and historic textiles.
    Each chapter compiles the variety of treatments and techniques
    currently used by textile conservators. The Catalogue is a
    voluntary, cooperative project of the Textile Specialty Group of
    the AIC. Participating members have developed and commented
    extensively on the chapters.

   "The Catalogue is in the form of an outline. There are no
    detailed instructions for treatment, and the Catalogue does not
    seek to establish definitive methods or standards. Entries are
    qualified by including "factors to consider", however, inclusion
    of a treatment in the Catalogue is not an endorsement or
    approval of the procedures described. The Catalogue is designed
    for trained textile conservators who are  familiar with the
    vocabulary and processes included in the outlines. Chapters are
    intended to be a guide in the treatment decision-making process
    and allow conservators to explore treatment options. Each
    conservator remains responsible for the safety and
    appropriateness of any treatment.

   "Although the focus of the Catalogue is conservation treatment,
    related subjects such as environment, storage, and exhibition
    are included, but only insofar as they describe issues met and
    actions taken by textile conservators."

Copies of completed  Catalogue sections are distributed free to TSG
members as they are published. They are also available at the AIC
website at for  a small

To contribute to the section, please contact any of the following:

    Chris Paulocik
    Textile Conservator
    The Costume Institute,
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  10028
    Fax: 212-570-3970
    chris.paulocik [at] metmuseum__org

    Nancy Britton
    Upholstery Conservator
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  10028
    212-879-5500 extension  5405
    nancy.britton [at] metmuseum__org

    Jan Vuori
    Textile Conservator
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa Canada K1A 0M5
    Fax: 613-998-4721

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:34
                Distributed: Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Received on Tuesday, 10 January, 2006

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