The Care and Preservation of Antique Textiles and Costumes
Source: The Henry Ford
Antique textiles and costumes can be maintained for years of use and enjoyment provided that some basic attention is given to their care and preservation. The conservation staff at The Henry Ford have complied the information in this fact sheet to assist in helping individuals to care for their textile collections. The first step in the care of collections is to understand and minimize or eliminate factors that cause damage. The second step is to follow basic guidelines for handling, display, storage and cleaning.