Workshop - Fundamentals of Textile Care & Exhibition

Presented in Partnership with Monticello

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Monday, June 10th, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States

Event Details

Fundamentals of Textile Care & Exhibition

Textiles comprise a large part of many museum collections, although caring for them can be daunting. Using illustrations of the types of clothing and textiles generally found in collections, the presenters will discuss the agents of deterioration that are harmful to fabrics in storage and on exhibit and techniques to help stabilize the objects. Learn what archival materials and three dimensional supports to use with textiles and the basics of preparing them for storage and exhibit. 

VAM is excited to present this sold out workshop from the 2017-2018 Season to attendees in the Central, Southwest and Mountain Valley regions of the state. A visit to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello will offer attendees the opportunity to hear first-hand from curators and conservators about not only the care of textiles but best practices of exhibiting and storage. For those who attended the original program in Fredericksburg, it is important to note that this event will highlight men's costume as a contrast in content.


Guest Speaker:

  • Colleen Callahan, Costume and Textile Specialists

  • Newbold "Newbie" Richardson, Costume and Textile Specialists


Virginia Certificate in Museum Management:

  • Provides one credit in Collections Management OR Exhibitions




June 10
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Check-In
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Presentation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Afternoon Presentation

For More Information:

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Richmond, VA 23221

Registration Instructions: 

Please provide attendee contact information for tickets purchased. It is proferred that each attendee register themself in order that event history is correctly tracked in their account. If you are not a member, consider joining to take advantage of the discounted member rates. VAM staff are always happy to process a registration for you by contacting 804.358.3170. Thank you!