Textile Stabilization and Display
This course is an introduction to stabilizing textile artifacts and safely displaying them. Using the textiles selected and assessed in the Introduction to Textile Preservation course, participants will learn different hand-stitched repairs and when to employ them. They will then stabilize these textiles from the Logan Museum collection before planning a temporary exhibit. Textile display techniques will be taught, including passive, pinned, stitched, Velcro, and magnetic hanging systems. Sewing skills are preferred but not required.
About the Instructor
Morgan Blei Carbone joined Museum Textile Services in 2015. After earning her BA in Art History from Grinnell College in Iowa, she received an MA in Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, and Museum Practice at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. As a textile conservator at MTS, Morgan specializes in wet cleaning and bleaching historic textiles and mounting and framing flat textiles.