This past year was a year of achievements for the Museum Textile Services staff. Three of the staff completed their Master's Degrees in 2016, with research in three very different areas of museum studies.
As a conservator at Museum Textile Services, I have had the opportunity to work on many Chinese and East Asian object, including a Qing dynasty ceremonial umbrella cover belonging to Wheaton College and a embroidered panel from Wesleyan College.
feasible for the Museum to keep its doors open. Now that I have finished graduate school, I continue to contract for Museum Textile Services while looking for a full-time museum position.
Through my thesis, I made an argument for a deeper understanding among conservators and museums about how choice of informatics software can impact the free and open access of data that is crucial to the future intellectual growth of the conservation field. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in Textile Conservation with the Centre for Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.