Event Detail

CCI Workshop: Care of Textiles in Collections

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  • Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary
  • 2500 University Drive NW
  • Calgary AB
  • Canada


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — Thursday, June 21, 2018


Member $200.00
Non-Member $275.00
Institution $200.00
Bulk $175.00
Student $100.00


This workshop is an introduction to the care of costumes and textiles commonly found in Canadian collections. Fundamental information about fibres, structures, and manufacturing processes that affect the long-term stability of textiles is provided. Both internal and external agents of deterioration and typical signs of damage are described. A wide range of preventive conservation topics specifically related to textiles is explored. Basic conservation interventions are presented and demonstrated, and issues in ethical decision-making are addressed.
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