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Lecture on compensation for loss in textile Conservation

From: Gary Saretzky <gsaretzk<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008
Princeton Preservation Group Presents:
Compensation for Loss in Textile Conservation
Morristown and Morris Township Public Library
1 Miller Road
Morristown NJ 07960
March 12, 2008

Speaker:  Kathy Francis, Freelance Textile Conservator

RSVP: Chrys Jochem, christine.jochem<-a t->mainlib< . >org or 973-538-6161

Compensation for loss in textile conservation has been growing over
the last 20 years.  More and more curators and collectors are
requesting repairs that lean toward restoration (and some that are
fairly invisible) rather than more conservative conservation.
Textile conservators have responded with solutions--some traditional
and some innovative, some integrated into the textile artifact, and
some passive compensation.  This area of textile conservation is
interesting in terms of philosophy and ethics, as well as technique.

Kathy Francis presently works as a freelance textile conservator in
Summit, NJ. Before starting her private business in 2004, she worked
for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where she was
Conservator of Textiles from 1995-2002.  Before that, from
1988-1994, she served as Chief Conservator of the Textile
Conservation Center at the Museum of American Textile History in
Lowell, MA.  Ms. Francis is a Professional Associate of The American
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). Her
contact information:

    Francis Textile Conservation LLC
    10 Beekman Terrace
    Summit NJ 07901
    francisconservation<-a t->comcast< . >net

Gary Saretzky
President, PPG

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