Conserving a ballet tutu

In this ASMR video, watch and listen to Senior Textile Conservator Susana Fajardo as she humidifies a tutu worn by Belinda Wright in the ballet 'Harlequinade' Pas de Deux. See how she carefully places acid-free tissue paper between the layers of the garment, and steams it to relax the folds in the tulle which have formed after being in storage.

ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response – a pleasant tingling sensation beginning on the scalp and moving down the neck, which can be triggered by a delicate or satisfying auditory or visual experience.