by Obie Linn, Textile Conservator
Treatment is complete for this 1920s silk chiffon and velvet dress which showed loss in several places, including the right shoulder.
by Obie Linn, Associate Conservator of Textiles
Getting beautiful objects on display is a multi-stage process that often includes a stop (or several!) in Conservation. This week we installed some new objects in the Forecourt Gallery of the museum, including this child’s dress.
This dress is up for consideration to get into a different kind of exclusive party: the museum’s Fashion and Textiles Collection.
by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles
Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.
It’s working! In the textile conservation lab this week, our textile conservator has been working on preparing this silk dress for an upcoming exhibition.
In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.
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