Archaeological & World Textiles
Archaeological textiles are among the most challenging of all artifacts to handle and conserve. Having survived hundreds, sometimes thousands of years in the ground, they tend to deteriorate rapidly once exposed to humidity, light, and oxygen.
Images courtesy of the Huaca Malena Museum
Museum Textile Services works with universities, museums, and collectors in the United States and abroad to preserve, analyze, and safely exhibit archaeological textiles and mummy bundles. To learn more about the Ancient Peruvian Textiles Workshop click here.