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Workshop - Fundamentals of Textile Care & Exhibition

Presented in Partnership with Monticello

Monday, June 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 6/7/19 at 10:30 AM (EST)

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, our experts 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. 

Attendees will hear first-hand from curators and conservators about not only the care of textiles but also best practices of exhibition and storage. For those who attended the original program presented in Fredericksburg last year, please note that this event will highlight men's costume as a contrast in content. The presenters will also illustrate how to utilize forms/mannequins when dressing both woman's and men's clothing.

Guest Speakers from Costume & Textile Specialsts:

  • Colleen Callahan,
  • Newbold "Newbie" Richardson

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 - 12:30 PM Morning Presentation: Care, Storage, Cleaning, Artifact Presentation
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch break
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Presentation: Clothing dressing demonstration

For More Information:

Virginia Association of Museums Logo Mailing Address: 3126 West Cary Street #447
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!