Are you a pal of Indian textiles? Then be sure to see the palampore currently on display in the South Asian Gallery!
Heat and moisture melted the missing sequins on this 1925–1926 party dress at the wearer’s armpit.
We are “dyeing” to find the perfect shades of pink silk chiffon to repair this 1920s dress!
Our textile conservator got to wear all these “hats” this week to address some spots on this settee in Gallery 209, the British portraiture gallery.
Take a peek into preparations for the reopening of the South Asian Galleries, December 2023.
This test hinted at a dramatic difference!
A whole team helped clean the galleries in a gallery-wide dust-up (or down!). Next time you visit the museum, take a minute to think about all the unseen work that goes into keeping all parts of the museum looking their best.
This carpet is a whopping 25’ by 18,’ easily one of the largest textiles in the collection.
This beaded bag from the 1920s is in the textile conservation lab for some stabilization where some of the beading threads were broken, but it presented a special challenge...
This silk chiffon scarf--part of a dress by designer Anna Jeanne Hallée designed in 1924—is undergoing conservation for significant loss and weakness where only shreds and threads remained around the central section.
The Fashion and Textile Collection has a new gift! And it’s part of a set!
It’s true that fashions come back around!
It’s getting weavy weird in the textile conservation lab this week!
We’ve come a long way on the treatment of the Elizabeth Hawes flag dress! If
Usually, clothing is tailored to fit the body. But in the museum, we tailor a body to fit the clothing!
The Potluck is ready to serve!
It’s time for a bath in textile conservation.
This summer, Michelle Leung has the amazing opportunity to intern here in textile conservation, funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Woman’s folk costume, 1900-1950, Korea, glazed linen; Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Mosher, 1966.1505ab
The silk binding edge of this art quilt has been badly damaged by prolonged exposure to light which occurred before it came into the museum’s collection.
This dress is up for consideration to get into a different kind of exclusive party: the museum’s Fashion and Textiles Collection.
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.
This padded headboard insert has a doppelganger. It is being prepared for an exhibition next year and came to the textile conservation lab for treatment.
What is a “textile” anyway? Take Color for a Spin is a fiber sculpture made of crocheted forms stiffened with a coating and strung together with wire.
Check out this behind the scenes look from our conservators.
In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.
A steady hand and a sharp eye are key for the repair currently underway of this painted silk taffeta bedspread in the textile conservation lab.
This Japanese garment, or haori, recently went on display in the Asian Gallery.
What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?
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