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

British Textiles: 1700 to the Present

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As the partnership celebrates 150 years since it opened its first store, Members will visit the Heritage Centre in Cookham.

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