Reply To: Caring for linens

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Good morning,

Deb, that’s great news that these textiles have been taken off of long-term display. You’re absolutely right that vacuuming them is your first line of protection against the pollutants and potential pests that accumulate over time. (see our handout for vacuuming tips http://www.museumtextiles.com/uploads/7/8/9/0/7890082/vacuuming_textiles_2.pdf) Before undertaking any further cleaning, however, you should speak with a textile conservator who will help you develop a game plan for your particular situation. You can find one in your area by visiting http://www.conservation-us.org.

Camille Breeze