Hello from the Textile Conservation and Mounting team. If you followed the “Wedding Dress” and “Fabric of India” blogs then you will have met some of us before and you will know all about the Textile Conservation Section here at the V&A.
For The “Undressed” Exhibition we have one Textile Conservator, Albertina Cogram, who is based at Blythe House in the Clothworkers Textile Conservation Studio. Three Textile Conservation Display Specialists, Lilia Prier Tisdall, Lara Flecker and Rachael Lee, based in the main Textile Conservation Studio at the V&A are allocated to the exhibition, but we may well bring other colleagues on board as we gather momentum towards the finish line.
We have now assessed all of the objects that are going into the exhibition and the task of conserving and mounting them has begun in earnest. We are using a range of mounting techniques for this exhibition – fibreglass posed mannequins, Stockman dress stands, invisible buckram mounts and Perspex shaped forms.
We look forward to sharing our progress with you!