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The conservation of religious or ceremonial textile artifacts is done with care and concern for the artifact's use and importance. This particular "Epitaphion" was carefully stabilized, cleaned and framed with archival materials. It has been an iconic textile for a church for over 100 years and its longevity is important.

The conservation of religious or ceremonial textile artifacts is done with care and concern for the artifact's use and importance. This particular "Epitaphion" was carefully stabilized, cleaned and framed with archival materials. It has been an iconic textile for a church for over 100 years and its longevity is important.

Our students are getting ready to out on another fantastic theatre production. This time it's Intimate Apparel : a portrait of an African-American woman living in Lower Manhattan in 1905 striving to become independent as a seamstress. It was an era when the cut and color of one's dress – and of course, skin – determined your profession, friends and lifestyle options.

Intimate Apparel : a portrait of an African-American woman living in Lower Manhattan in 1905 striving to become independent as a seamstress.

Did you know that Martin Van Buren's career included the roles of Lawyer, Politician and Statesman? Did you know that he was one of the founders and belonged to the Democrat Political Party?

8th US President Martin Van Buren

Conservation of Leather and Related Materials (Conservation and Museology) by Marion Kite, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0750648813/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ci.Xqb0E3G62M

Conservation of Leather and Related Materials (Conservation and Museology) by…

Love this 1910 photo of very fashionable ladies. Wish it was in color.  From museumca.org via Pinterest

"The Haymakers". July At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were very socially and politically active, whether fighting for civil rights or organizing to keep their community together.

PIRC Textile Conservator Sarah Stevens working on a wool flag (2)

PIRC Textile Conservator Sarah Stevens working on a wool flag

Changing Views of Textile Conservation

Books to delight the eye and nourish the mind Getty Publications produces award-winning books in the fields of art history, architecture, photography, archaeo

Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History at the University of Glasgow, opened 2011

Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History at the University of Glasgow, opened 2011

View of Missouri History Museum storeroom after textiles were rerolled with transparent nylon film.

View of Missouri History Museum storeroom after textiles were rerolled with transparent nylon film.

Master Restauro Ligneo! A breve le nuove date sul nostro sito web

Master Restauro Ligneo! A breve le nuove date sul nostro sito web

Selections are open for participating in internships at the laboratory of restoration of polychrome reserved to university students in classes belonging to the conservation of cultural heritage. Interested parties should send photo with CV to our email address info@istitutoeuropeodelrestauro.it The period is valid from Monday, November 3rd to December 15th, 2014.

Selections are open for participating in internships at the laboratory of restoration of polychrome reserved to university students in classes belonging to the conservation of cultural heritage. Interested parties should send photo with CV to our email address info@istitutoeuropeodelrestauro.it The period is valid from Monday, November 3rd to December 15th, 2014.

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