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.
This summer, Michelle Leung has the amazing opportunity to intern here in textile conservation, funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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.
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.
What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?
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