Agnes's front facade during the Solstice Party.

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Historical French colonial map superimposed onto satellite imagery.
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Cataroquai Longhouse Education & Archival Research
Jocelyn Hillier, MAC ‘22 and Suzanne van de Meerendonk, Bader Curator of European Art use the Hirox microscope in the Art Conservation lab at Queen’s. Rembrandt van Rijn, Head of an Old Man in a Cap, around 1630, oil on panel. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2003
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International collaboration looks closely at Rembrandt
Inuit Artist, Contest of Strength, 1955, soapstone. Gift of John and Mary Robertson 1995 (38-017.09)
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What’s been happening with research and Indigenous collections?
Late 19th-century “Duster Jacket” in the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress.
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Waterproofing, –Sophia Zweifel
A box of detachable men’s collars from the late 19th–early 20th century in the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress.
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“Back Again At Collar!”, –Sophia Zweifel
Washing a white organdy and lace dress from 1918-1919 (C63-559.1)
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Washing a white organdy and lace dress from 1918-1919, –Sophia Zweifel
Mixing Prussian blue dye to use as a bluing agent. Prussian blue is formed when iron (III) nitrate and potassium ferrocyanide are combined. The dye was added to a rinse bath to create a very dilute solution of bluing that helps whites appear whiter after washing.
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Historical Cleaning Practices Workshop, –Sophia Zweifel
Sonia Kata, a Conservator at the McCord Museum, describes recent textile treatments undertaken for an upcoming exhibition, Fashioning Expo 67
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A Fieldtrip, –Sophia Zweifel
A pair of hand-embroidered underwear (likely from 1915–1925) photographed under UV light. The different ways materials fluoresce offer information about what they are made of, how they might be finished, and their condition.
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Analysis Phase, –Sophia Zweifel
Example of a detachable starched collar in the collection.
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Selecting Objects of Study, –Sophia Zweifel
The Canadian Economist frontispiece
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Historical research: “What exactly are we looking for?”, –Sophia Zweifel

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