Course:Independent study in conservation of textiles
Date offered:Winter 1985
Location:Ann Arbor, MI
Instructor:Amy Rosenberg
Institution:Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan

Syllabus

Credit for 48 hours, six hours of work each Friday for eight weeks, one hour each day in lecture.

DATELECTURE TOPICREADING
Jan. 11Textile materials & techniques
Lab: ID fibers, ID weave, spin, etc.
Hodges, pp. 123-147; Bellinger in Thomson, pp. 192-194
Jan. 18Composition & deterioration of fibers. Lab: Continue ID, add conditionBrill, pp. 173-195 Vigo in Pertegato, pp. 18-26
Jan 25.Care and handling of textiles
Envelop textiles
Mailand, Glover, Fikioris in Museum News Sept-Oct 1976, pp. 13-18.
Feb. 1Quiz on the above
Conservation treatment of textiles
Ethics and Principles
Jedrzejewska in Peregato, pp. 99-103
Feb. 8Cleaning, wet & dryWilks, pp. 58-72; Rice in Leene pp. 32-73 (optional)
Feb. 15Consolidation: mounting, stitchingLodewijks and Leene in Leene pp. 137-152
Feb. 22Consolidation: AdhesivesBeecher in Thomson pp. 195-196; Himmelstein & Appelbaum in JAIC vol 17 #1 (1977) pp. 37-44; Hillyer in SIC vol 29 #1 (1984) pp. 1- 10; Landi and Hall in SIC vol 24 #4 (1979) pp. 141-153
Mar. 1Question and Answers
Finish work
Review notebooks

THE GRADE IN THIS COURSE WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Notebook containing reading notes, laboratory notes, treatment reports.
  2. Quiz, and possible final exam.
Readings:
Brill, Thomas B., Light: Its interaction with art and antiquities. New York and London: Plenum Press, 1980.
Hodges, Henry. Artifacts. London: John Baker, 1964.
Leene, J. E. ed. Textile conservation. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1972.
Pertegato, Francesco, ed., Conservation and restoration of textiles. International Conference, Como, 1980; CISST: Milan Italy.
Thomson, Gary, ed. Recent advances in conservation. London: Butterworths, 1963.
UNESCO, The Conservation of cultural property. UNESCO, Paris, 1968.
Wilks, Helen, ed. Science for conservators, Book 2, Cleaning. London: Crafts Council, 1983.
Journals:
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC)
Studies in Conservation, the journal of the International Institute for Conservation (SIC)
Museum News, American Association of Museums, Washington DC (MN)
Booklets:
Mailand, Harold. Care of textiles and costumes, a handbook for the non-specialist. Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Glover,Jean. Textiles: their care and protection in Museums. London: Museums Association Information Sheet #18, 1973.

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