Safeguarding Your Textile Treasures Workshop
with FAMSF Textile Conservators Sarah Gates and Anne Getts
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 8:30am – 11:30am
de Young Museum, Textile Conservation Lab
Admission: Workshop is open to members of TAC, $75. Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 24. As a member, you are welcome to host one guest who need not be a TAC member.
FAMSF staff conservators Sarah Gates and Anne Getts will conduct a workshop on how textile collectors can best safeguard their textiles at home. This event will take place “behind the scenes” in the Museums’ expansive Textile Conservation Lab at the de Young museum. The first part of the 3-hour event will discuss what causes textiles to degrade, how you can identify these threats, and what you yourself can do about it – including the safest way to store and display your textiles in a non-museum environment. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about their own particular collection conundrums. This will allow attendees to learn how to apply and adapt conservation solutions, tailoring them to individual time, labor, space and funding constraints. Examples will be drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Take home resources such as archival supplier lists and helpful web sites will be provided.