Collections Camp: Textiles
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Do you have costumes and/or textiles in your museum collection? This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections. Spend time working with an expert to learn how to be a better steward of your textile collection.

4/24/2017 to 4/25/2017
When: Monday, April 24, 2017
Where: Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46202
United States
Presenter: Karen DePauw
Contact: Amber Mitchell
615.320.3203


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Do you have costumes and/or textiles in your museum collection? This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections.  Spend time working with an expert to learn how to be a better steward of your textile collection.

Date: April 24-25, 2017

Cost: $260 AASLH members/$300 nonmembers

Location: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN

Who should attend:

This workshop, scheduled for April 24-25, is intended for experienced staff and volunteers with responsibility for costume and textile collections.

As a result of this workshop, participants should:

*Have a general knowledge of the basic types of costumes and textiles common in American museum collections.

* Have a general knowledge of the particular needs of costume and textile collections including proper identification, handling, and basic conservation.

* Be familiar with some of the current issues and trends in the preservation of costume and textile collections.

* Explore the variety of issues related to exhibiting and storing costume and textile collections.

* Be familiar with simple conservation procedures that are safe to perform on their costume and textile collections.

* Be aware of when they should call a professional conservator for problems with their costume and textile collections.

About the Faculty:

Karen DePauw is the Coordinator with Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society.