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:
Upcoming lectures include:
New England Museum Association
July 9, 2013
Curator's PAG Workshop. Camille and Cara will be demonstrating methods of stabilization that can be done safely, knowledgeably and responsibly by non-conservators. The afternoon session features Claire Grund, who will review the basics of preserving paper-based archives, including surface cleaning, mending, hinging and matting, and rehousing. The meeting will take place at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA. More information and registration form at NEMA.
The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
August 29-31, 2013
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.
Prospect Hill Rug Camp at the Old Stone House Museum
July 13, 2013
Camille will speak to a group of hooked rug enthusiasts about Textile Conservation and the Care of Hooked Rugs as part of their "Rug Camp" and in conjunction with an exhibit of hooked rugs.
Sampler Study Day
Your Historical Society!
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.
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.