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North American Textile Conservation Conference

From: Claudia Iannuccilli <ciannuccilli>
Date: Friday, August 22, 2003
North American Textile Conservation Conference
New York State Museum
Albany, New York
November 6-8, 2003

The North American Textile Conservation Conference announces the
program for its fourth biennial conference, "Tales in the Textile:
The Conservation of Flags and Other Symbolic Textiles," co-sponsored
by the New York State Museum and the New York State Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation.  The three-day program
(November 6-8, 2003) includes 23 papers, 9 posters, 2 receptions, a
tour and discussion sessions. Paper presentations will take place at
the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. The conference hotel
is located a few blocks from the Museum. Full Conference Cost, Early
Bird (Sept. 1, 2003) $275.00.

Additional tours are offered on the day before and the day after the
conference (separate registration fee). A separate session of 3
workshops will precede the conference, on Wednesday, November 5.
Workshops will take place at the Peebles Island Resource Center
Conservation Labs in nearby Waterford, New York.

    North American Textile Conservation Conference
    c/o New York State Bureau of Historic Sites
    Peebles Island, PO Box 219
    Waterford, NY 12188 USA
    Ruth.Potter [at] oprhp__state__ny__us
    Early bird deadline: September 1, 2003

A full list of conference papers and posters and further information
about the workshops follows. Note that the program is subject to

Thursday November 6, 2003

    Papers on the Conservation of Symbolic Textiles from Cultures
    Around the World

    Keynote Speaker: Dr Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "Finding the Text in

        Dorothy Sites Alig
        "Vibrant Dancers: Egungun Costumes from Southwestern

        Sarah Clayton
        "Clear as Mud? How Cultural Significance Determines
        Preservation Choices "

        Dinah Eastop and Charlotte Dew
        "Secret Agents: Deliberately Concealed Garments as Symbolic

        Lizou Fenyvesi
        "Preservation of Stripes, Stars and Swastikas"

        T. Rose Holdcraft
        "Preferences for the Long and Narrow: Documenting and
        Preserving Native North American and European Woven and
        Constructed Materials"

        Ann Shaftel
        "Religious Symbolic Textiles in Himalayan Monasteries:
        Prayer Flags, Banners and Thangkas"

        Virginia J. Whelan
        "Amos Bad Heart Bull's Painted Textile: A Document of
        Cultures and Conflicts"

Friday November 7 and Saturday November 8 (morning)

    Papers on the conservation of flags and banners

        Mary Westerman Bulgarella and Susanna Conti
        "Savonarola's Painted Banner"

        Fanny Espinoza
        "Different Restoration Treatments on Nineteenth-Century Silk
        Banners and Flags"

        Fenella G. France and Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss
        "What if You Can't Afford to Make a Mistake: Developing an
        Experimental Protocol for the Treatment of the Star-Spangled

        Ann French and Nicola Gentle
        "'Go Thou and Do Likewise'?--The Conservation of the
        Ebrington Friendly Society Banner"

        Irene Karsten
        "The Effectiveness of Adhesive Support Treatments for Flags
        and Banners: Condition of Treated Artifacts Surveyed in
        Canada and the UK"

        Frances Lennard and Vivian Lochhead
        "United We Stand!  The Conservation of Trade Union Banners"

        Harold F. Mailand
        "Looking at our History, Listening to our Client"

        Lynn McClean and Elizabeth-Anne Haldane
        "Avendale for Reformation: Conservation of a
        Seventeenth-Century Covenanting Banner"

        Nancy Pollak
        "Moving Pictures: Adapting Painting Conservation Techniques
        to the Treatment of Painted Textiles"

        Barbara L. Rowe
        "What So Proudly We Hailed: Conserving Historic Flags"

        Gwen Spicer, Laureen LaBar, Susan Adler, Marion Scharoun,
        and Dona Smith,
        "Saving Maine's Colors: Strategies in Flag Conservation and
        Exhibition at the Maine State Museum"

        Sarah C. Stevens
        "Do You Know Where You Are? Silk Flank Markers from the
        Civil War"

        Beth Szuhay and Joanne Hackett
        "Facing the Future:  The Use of Cyclododecane and
        Re-Moistenable Tissue Paper in the Conservation of a Painted
        Silk Flag"

        Fonda Ghiardi Thomsen
        "MFHA Texas Flags: 1836-1945, Flags as Fine Art?"

        Deborah Lee Trupin
        "Flag Conservation Then and Now"

        Marilyn Zoidis
        "American Patriotism in Material Culture"

Saturday November 8 (afternoon)
Tour and Discussion Groups

    Saturday afternoon's activities will take place at Peebles
    Island, Waterford, NY.  Tour the Peebles Island Resource Center
    Conservation Labs and the New York State Battle Flag
    Preservation Project. Presentations and discussions will include
    information from the November 5 workshops on Cleaning Systems,
    Pressure Mounts and Painted Textiles (see below).

Thursday November 6 - Saturday November 8 (morning)

    Mary Betlejeski and Gwen Spicer
    "The Treatment of a Campaign Banner: An Option to Consolidating
    Powdery Paint"

    Cathy Challenor
    "The Conservation of the Richmond Coulours"

    Pia Christensson
    "A Banner from the Movement of Scandinavianism"

    Ileana Cretu
    "Identification through Symbols"

    Tamara Frost
    "A Comparative Study of the Ethics and Techniques of Conserving
    Two Pairs of Nineteenth Century Colours from Guernsey"

    Elizabeth Griffin
    "A 17th Century Flocked Textile"

    Teresa Cristina Toledo de Paula and Luciana da Silveira
    "When a Green Banner Seasoned: The Medical Science School

    Cordelia Rogerson
    "King in All But Name? The Conservation of a Majesty Scutcheon
    Looted from Oliver Cromwell's State Funeral"

    Lorena Roman, Claudia de la Fuente, Abner Gutierrez, Fernando
    Sanchez Nicolas Gutierrez
    "The Flag of the Active Squadron of Veracruz. A Consideration of
    the Criteria for Restoring/ Conserving Flags"

    Joelle D. J. Wickens and Dr. Maria Hayward
    "Contract for Eternity: Preserving a Hearse Cloth Made in 1505
    for Henry VII"

The following workshops will be held the day before the conference,
on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 from 9am-5pm at Peebles Island,
Waterford, NY. The workshops are partially supported by a grant from
the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation.

    Looking at the Paint of Painted Textiles: Understanding
    Structure, Evaluating Condition, Approaching Treatment

        Instructor: Nancy R. Pollak, paintings conservator and
        principal, Art Care Associates, Frederick MD.

        This workshop, presented from the perspective of painting
        conservation, will take an in-depth look at the painted
        portions of textiles to better understand how they are
        constructed and how to evaluate their condition. The typical
        structure of traditional paintings on canvas will be
        reviewed and compared to that of painted textiles. Simple
        techniques for evaluating the materials of painted textile
        and their condition will be covered, as well as
        cross-section preparation and analysis using a standard
        compound microscope. Participants will experiment with
        commonly used painting conservation materials that are
        useful in treating painted textiles. Finally, the day's
        lessons will be put to the test by discussing actual painted
        textiles. Participants will be encouraged to bring slides
        from their own experiences with painted textiles, addressing
        both unanswered questions and lessons they have learned.

    Introduction to Cleaning Systems for Textiles

        Instructor: Richard Wolbers, paintings conservator and
        Associate Professor, Art Conservation Department, University
        of Delaware

        A wide variety of cleaning systems has been introduced into
        the conservation profession in recent years. This workshop
        will include a review of the relevant principles and
        materials used in wet-cleaning. It will include a practical
        "hands-on" session focused specifically on textile cleaning
        problems. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own
        case histories for problem solving and discussion.

    Pressure Mounts--History, Variations, and Options

        Instructor: Deborah Bede, textile conservator and principal,
        Stillwater Conservation Studio, Bradford, NH

        Participants in this workshop will be selected based on
        their experience with pressure mounts. Each participant will
        contribute to the workshop by presenting a variation on the
        pressure mounting technique or some significant observations
        on the technique. The goal of the workshop is to share this
        information through the presentations and discussions, thus
        giving participants a broader exposure to the possibilities
        of pressure mounts. In addition to the presentation,
        participants will prepare their variations in written form
        (in a standardized format to be supplied) that will be
        compiled into a publication. This publication will make the
        information shared at the workshop available to other

Registration for the workshops is separate from that for the
conference. Costs for the workshops are: "Painted Textiles" and
"Cleaning Systems for Textiles" $140, or $120 for AIC members;
"Pressure Mounts" $115, or $100 for AIC members. Lunch and
transportation from the conference hotel in Albany, NY are included
in the workshop registration fee. Workshops are limited to 10-12
persons each.

There will be a lottery to allocate places for the "Paint" and
"Cleaning" workshops. Admission to the "Pressure Mount" workshop,
which is intended for those with experience in the technique, is by
application.  Workshop application forms are in the conference

For more information about the NATCC conference, or to receive a PDF
format brochure with all information forms via email, please contact
Ruth.Potter [at] oprhp__state__ny__us.

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