Queen's University

The Textile Conservator Meets the 19th-Century Housekeeper

Thursday 6 April 2017
7–8 pm

Historical textile care practices and the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress

Sophia Zweifel and Gennifer Majors explore historical textile-cleaning and care practices through the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress.

This presentation delves into the fascinating research undertaken by conservators on historical fabrics. Thanks to the generosity of Dr Isabel Bader, a Fellow and a Graduate Intern in Textile Conservation and Research are working on garments in the Agnes’s holdings. Zweifel and Majors will speak about the intersection of textile conservation and history, with examples from the research they have conducted during their semester at Queen’s.

This event is free of charge and all are welcome.

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