Textile Preservation: Guided Practice and Technique
Instructor: Harold Mailand
Date: November 1-3. 2018
This course will include the review of conservation ethics, collection policies and emergency preparedness. The class will use a small collection for a case study. Participants will learn how to wet clean textiles. The class will then have three days of practicum designed for guided treatments.
Participants should bring their stitch sampler and several textiles and/or costumes for examination and treatment.
*Prerequisite: Introduction to Textile Preservation
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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