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.
MTS is featured in NOBO Magazine for the rare 19-star flag we're conserving this summer. We are also conserving a Civil War coat thanks to a heroic fund-raising effort by two boys from Gloucester, MA. Read about it on Boston.com.
Working with Consultants, a one-day workshop, featuring a guided tour of "Gothic to Goth" at the Wadsworth Atheneum, will be held on July 6, 2016. Register at www.nemanet.org.