Textiles 101 – January 24, 2018
Wisconsin Historical Society – Local History Webinars
Presented by Karen DePauw, Coordinator, Local History Services, Indiana Historical Society.
As coordinator of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society, Karen DePauw serves Indiana organizations through collection care trainings and workshops. She received a bachelor of arts in history at Quincy University and a master of science from the University of Rhode Island focusing on historic costumes and textile conservation. Karen’s passion for historic costumes and textiles has lead to the publication of two books, The Care and Display of Historic Clothing, and The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches 1916-1918. She is a member of the American Association for State and Local History Field Services Alliance and an active member of the Costume Society of America.
Much of what we do to preserve our textile-based collection items is classified as preventative. We aim to preserve items for the future while making it possible to still display and study them. Learn a bit about the basic preservation techniques for textile-based items, as well as helpful, budget-friendly tips. Also, understand how to determine when conservation is needed and when it might be safely done in-house or requires a professional.
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