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Symposium on tapestry conservation

From: Sarah Pickman <textile.conservation<-at->
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Redemption: Tapestry Preservation Past and Present
A Symposium in Honor of the Restoration of the Tapestry "Christ is
    Born as Man's Redeemer"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
December 6, 2009 and
December 8, 2009

The Department of Textile Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art is pleased to announce a two-day symposium on tapestry
conservation, in honor of the completion of an extensive
conservation program on the late Medieval tapestry "Christ is Born
as Man's Redeemer," in the collection of The Cloisters.

On the first day of this symposium, conservators and curators will
discuss the history of tapestry conservation at the Metropolitan
Museum, and the preservation of major historic tapestry collections
in Europe. Topics include the restoration, conservation, and
preparation of tapestries for exhibition. The second day includes
presentations on the techniques used to clean, support, display, and
handle historic tapestries. The impact of science and technology on
conservation treatments is also considered.

For more information, including a list of speakers, please visit the
Metropolitan Museum website calendar at:

    <URL:http://www.metmuseum.org/
        calendar/ca_program.asp?Eventid=
        %7b52FED803-2550-4844-B0A2-AE264A9D2092%7d&
        DisplayDate=12-6-2009>

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or contact the Department of Textile Conservation at 212-570-3927.

This symposium is free with Museum admission; reservations and
tickets not required.

This symposium is made possible by the Quinque Foundation.
Additional support has been provided by the Kawasaki Good Times
Foundation.

Sarah Pickman
Assistant for Administration
Department of Textile Conservation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
212-396-5465
212-570-3927


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