Collection Materials Archives: Textiles

Flat Storage for Textiles

Flat Storage for Textiles – Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 13/2 Source: CCI Flat storage is ideal for most textiles because it provides support for the entire textile, thus freeing the textile fibres from the stress of supporting their own weight. When flat storage is enclosed, it also protects the artifact from water damage, dust, […]

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Rolled Storage for Textiles

Rolled Storage for Textiles – Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 13/3 A tube can form the basis of an excellent space-saving storage system for flat or two-dimensional textiles that can be rolled. Tubes can accommodate pieces ranging from narrow lace yardage to large, heavy carpets.

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Hanging Storage for Costumes

Hanging Storage for Costumes CCI Notes 13/5 Source: CCI Structurally sound costumes are often stored by hanging. Although this is an excellent space-saving storage method, it is not suitable for all garments. Costumes that are fragile, that are heavily decorated, or that have weakened shoulder seams due to previous incorrect hanging should be stored flat […]

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ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series

ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series Source: ALCTS, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services This is a series of 39 webinars on the care of library and archives materials including book repair, digital and audiovisual matters, scrapbooks, textiles, disaster planning and response, storage issues, environmental monitoring, and suppliers.

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Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling Training Series

Winterthur Museum in-house training video series (2013) Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling General Session, Introduction Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 1, Objects Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 2, Textiles Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 3, Paper Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 4, Books Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 5, Paintings […]

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