Care of dress & textiles reading list

Bachmann, Konstance. Conservation Concerns. New York, 1992.

Flecker, Lara. A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting. London, 2006.

Knell, Simon. Care of Collections. London, 1994.

Landi, Sheila. The Textile Conservators Manual. London, 2002.

Museums and Galleries Commission. An Illustrated Guide to the Care of Costume and Textiles Collections. London, 2000.

Museums and Galleries Commission. Standards in the Museum Care of Costume and Textiles Collections. London, 1998.

Museums and Galleries Commission. Ours for Keeps? London, 1998.

The National Trust. The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping. London, 2006.

Thompson, Garry. The Museum Environment. London, 1999.

Thompson, John. Manual of Curatorship - A Guide to Museum Practice. London 1992.

A fact sheet giving general advice on the care and conservation of costume and textiles can be obtained from the Conservation Register website.

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British Textiles: 1700 to the Present

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Event - Russian Textiles at the V&A

Wed 26 November 2014 13:00

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: As part of the V&A’s celebration of the 2014 UK Russia Year of Culture, Pamela Smith will introduce some of the Russian textiles in the museum’s collection – embroideries, woven fabrics and dress – exploring their original cultural context and meaning.

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