Museum Textile Services: New England's Premier Textile Conservation Studio
Your family christening gown. The signature quilt on display at a local history museum. A flag carried into battle during the Civil War. Each of these textiles tells a story about our personal and collective past. And each story brings meaning to our present.
Founded in 1999, Museum Textile Services is one of just a handful of independent conservation studios that specialize in preserving textiles that are under the care of private individuals, cultural heritage institutions, and government agencies.
Museum Textile Services is a trusted resource for education and information on the conservation, storage, exhibition, and care of textiles of personal and cultural significance.
Now on Vimeo:
Our latest conservation video is now available for viewing on our Vimeo channel. Museum Textile Services conserves the Malvina Marshall Quilt tells the story of our recent collaboration with the Nantucket Historical Association. This rare silk quilt was made by Malvina Marshall for her daughter while on a whaling voyage captained by her husband, Joseph Marshall.