Textile Conservation with Patricia Ewer and Beth McLaughlin
This program will introduce weavers to textile conservation considerations for the exhibition of their fiber art.  A review will be made of contemporary materials as well as documentation procedures.  Methods for presentation and hanging techniques will be provided along with references and supplier lists.  Individual display problems will be addressed in a short hands-on format.  A review of modern materials, such as fibers, yarns and dyes, along with documentation, gallery and client needs, and long term care requirements will be discussed.  Participants will explore hanging methods and materials including hands-on application on an individual/personal object.

Reserve your seat now 1179 Saturday, February 11: 10am – 3pm | Level: Multi
Tuition: $119/$99 Members (after 1/11/12 Tuition: $134/$114)
Register with the Weavers Guild of Minnesota www.weaversguildmn.org

Patricia Ewer is the principal of Textile Objects Conservation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She is conservation professional with over 30 years of experience in treating textiles, managing, developing and staffing conservation projects.  She has held conservation positions at Historic Royal Palaces (UK), Midwest Art Conservation Center (Minneapolis, MN), Biltmore House (Asheville, NC), an the Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (New York, NY), and the Textile Conservation Workshop (South Salem, NY).  She has been a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works since 1989.  She is co-editor with Frances Lennard of the forthcoming book Textile Conservation:  Advances in Practices. Patricia was recently a presenter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Tapestry Conservation Symposium in 2009.

Beth McLaughlin is a conservator in private practice.  She was formerly the Senior Conservator for the Midwest Art Conservation Center and the Chief Textile Conservator at Biltmore House in Asheville, NC.  Beth received a Masters in Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts summa cum laude from Ohio University.  She is a professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, Textile Specialty Group, and a member of the Southeast Regional Conservation Association, and the Textile Society of America.




Joanne Hall

This sounds like a wonderful program.  For those of us who cannot attend, it would be nice to read a review of the program on the website when it is over. We had a similar program for our guild one time and it was very imformative.