From Grey to ‘White’ - Wet Cleaning Henrietta Woodcock’s Wedding Dress • V&A Blog
Assistant Conservator Rachael Lee has just finished washing one of the dresses mentioned in the first Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 blog post and it’s looking really good! Here she outlines the process of wet cleaning, which...
Inside the textiles conservation studio: wet cleaning a 17th-century doublet
This 17th-century boy’s doublet is a beautiful and rare piece of clothing which will be displayed in our new Fashion and Style gallery, opening 2016. It's made from undyed linen decorated with corded linen and satin stitch in a floral pattern. The collar is stiffened with whalebone, and the ‘Turk’s Head’ buttons have a core of tightly … Continued
via Patricia Tice, curator Genesee County Village & Museum Greene Costume Collection "Men’s and children’s clothing from 1790-1890 installed in the new high-density mobile storage system; Image Courtesy of GCV&M."
From January to April 2014, during the temporary closure of our Wet Lab, we supported an intern in the Dry Lab at the Monitor Center from Christopher Newport University. Jessica was a great temporary addition to the team, full of enthusiasm for the history of USS Monitor and the artifacts we are conserving here. She wrote the … Read more Archival Quality Box Making