Camille Myers Breeze, Director, is an internationally known textile conservation educator and author. A central mission of Museum Textile Services is to educate museum professionals, volunteers, students, and the public on issues related to textiles, conservation, archaeology, and museum studies. Upcoming lectures include:
Sampler Study Day
November 2, 2013
$20 per person
This event is for individuals who own antique needlework samplers and pictorial embroideries and would like to learn more about the condition, significance, and proper care of these textiles. Members of the public are invited to bring their samplers to the Moffatt-Ladd House on Sampler Study Day for a professional evaluation. The fee to participate in this program is $20 per sampler. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caring for Textiles
November 4, 2013
10:30 - 3:30
$45 per person
Come attend a workshop with Camille Breeze on Caring for Textiles. Open to all cultural heritage staff, volunteers, and board members, this 4-hour session will provide hands-on training on some of the most valuable skills that everyone should have, such as cleaning, rehousing, and basic stabilization. Participants will come away with real-world skills that will help save your institution money immeduately. Class limit is 27, so register soon!
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New England Museum Association Conference
November 14th, 11 am
Registrants of the NEMA Conference can join Camille and her fellow panelists in learning about five online collections management applications: eHive, Collection Space, Collective Access, SKIN Museum, and Collector Systems. Free with NEMA conference.
Sampler Study Day
Would you like to hold a Sampler Study day at your museum or historical society? They are a great way to bring the public through your doors. People are invited to bring a sampler a professional assessment. Camille Breeze evaluates the condition of your sampler and identify potential conservation issues. Your Curator or collections team discusses details related to your sampler's iconography, style, and history. Museum Textile Services staff also be available to help you complete a short survey to include your sampler in a national database administered by the Colonial Dames of America (www.nscda.org). A small fee is charged, which is split 50/50 by you and us. Sample Press Release.
Stabilizing Textiles with Sheer Overlays
The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
Mount Carroll, IL
Camille Breeze returns to the wonderful Campbell Center campus to teach Textile Stabilization using Sheer Overlays. In this class, participants will learn how to use all three of these sheer materials and, more importantly, how to determine which overlay is best for a given situation. This class it suitable for those with stitching experience, including non collections staff who must perform preservation tasks. For prices and more information, including a full list of courses offered at the Campbell Center, please visit the Campbell Center website.
Special fund-raising lectures can help raise money for your conservation project. We can create a presentation for your Board or the public that places your historic textiles in the spotlight and educates donors on what their support will accomplish. Please contact Camille if you would like her to speak or teach a workshop at your institution. Click here to visit our Resources page or to learn about Becoming a Conservator.
Click here to learn more about the Ancient Peruvian Textiles Workshop.