Introduction to Textile Preservation
Instructor: Harold Mailand
Date: October 29-31, 2018
Participants will learn fiber microscopy and the visual, physical and technical properties that make up the many fabrics that are found in private and institutional collections. Readings and PowerPoint presentations will focus on environmental, storage, and exhibition standards for textiles and costumes. Examination and condition reporting will be introduced to evaluate a textile or costume. Participants will learn basic stitches to stabilize textiles and costumes.
Participants should bring at least one textile or costume for examination and analysis.
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Harold F. Mailand holds a Master's degree in Textile Design and Education from Indiana University. His training in textile conservation includes internships at The Textile Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and The Costume Institute/Metropolitan Museum of Art with grants from National Endowment for the Arts, National Museum Act, and others. Mr. Mailand was Associate Textile Conservator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and in 1986, he founded Textile Conservation Services, a textile conservation facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a Fellow in American Institute for Conservation (AIC). His most recent publication is a 1999, co-authored, 92-page text entitled "Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the Nonspecialist."www.textileconservation.com