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Subject: Online course on textile care

Online course on textile care

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Friday, October 17, 2008
MS212: Care of Textiles
Nov 3 through Nov 28, 2008
Price: $425
Instructor:Ann Coppinger
Location:  Online at <URL:>

    Caring for textiles demands an understanding of how and why
    textiles deteriorate. This course offers a simplified
    explanation of the origin and structure of textile fibers as
    well as the finished textile object; be it either a piece of
    whole cloth or a finished garment. Care of Textiles teaches
    students to identify fibers, fabric structures and finishes,
    write condition reports, and understand the agents of
    deterioration that are harmful to various fabrics both in
    storage on exhibit. Topics include preparing textiles for
    storage and exhibit, the use of archival materials with
    textiles, and three dimensional supports.

Course Outline:

    Textiles and Their Structures
    Textile Documentation and Condition Report Writing
    Textiles and Their Environment
    Handling of Textiles
    Treating Textiles
    Care of Textiles in Storage
    Care of Textiles on Exhibit

Required Text Book: Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the
Nonspecialist by Harold Mailand and Dorothy Stites Alig. Available
for purchase from Northern States Conservation Center at


Logistics: Participants in Care of Textiles work at their own pace
through sections and interact through online chats. Instructor Ann
Coppinger is available at scheduled times for email support. Care of
Textiles includes online literature, slide lectures and
student-teacher/group-teacher dialog. The course is limited to 20

To reserve a place in the course, please pay at
<URL:>. If you have
trouble, please contact Helen Alten <helen<-a t->collectioncare< . >org>

The Instructor:

    Ann Coppinger runs the conservation department and teaches
    conservation at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
    She has a master's in museum studies specializing in costume and
    textile conservation from FIT. She is a former NEA master
    apprentice at the Textile Conservation Workshop. Ms. Coppinger
    previously worked for 22 years in fashion in New York City. She
    has degrees in both fashion design and pattern making from FIT.

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