In textile conservation, work was recently completed on “Ragsby Dollyver,” a “portrait” rag doll by Laura Turpin that may be the artist’s self-portrait.
What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?
You may have seen a post about this doll a few weeks ago when her costume was undergoing treatment in the textile conservation lab.
Last week, Conservation was lucky enough to have an on-site demonstration of digital x-ray by Cory Morriss from GE and Scott Hunley of RCON NDT.