Andover, Mass. – Museum Textile Services has launched its new website. The redesigned site at www.museumtextiles.com, created by staff and interns, embodies the company’s forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of cultural heritage institutions and those who own historic textiles. The new website offers improved navigation, a new blog and a rich array of textile conservation resources for museum professionals, conservators and private collectors.
The website’s homepage welcomes visitors with a simple design and clear navigation bar. It also provides direct links to connect with the organization on various social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Visitors to the site can also sign up for occasional email newsletters filled with resources and textile-related news.
“We’re so pleased that our new website is up because it makes it so much simpler to get information to visitors,” said Camille Breeze, Director and Chief Conservator at Museum Textile Services. “The individual pages in the Conservation section really showcase the amazing projects we’ve been involved in and tie those projects in with research and scholarship on those topics.”
One of the greatest aspects of the new site is that it can be updated easily. This allows Museum Textile Services to share new information as soon as it becomes available. “Our Education and Disaster Response pages are a wealth of free information about textile conservation, collections care and becoming a conservator – definitely our most frequently asked questions,” said Camille.
Now, staff and interns can share conservation stories and answer questions on the MTS Blog. Blog posts and photo uploads help visitors access the depth of services available and provide further opportunities for hands-on learning for interns, who have always been an important part of the work done at Museum Textile Services. “It’s also great to see the gallery of past interns, all of whom have made such great contributions to MTS,” said Camille. “We look forward to feedback from our users and exciting new developments to come.”
About Museum Textile Services
Museum Textile Services, the premier textile conservation studio in New England, specializes in the preservation of fabric-based materials for cultural institutions and individuals. Museum Textile Services documents, cleans, stabilizes and mounts historic textiles. Through educational programs and outreach initiatives, Museum Textile Services teaches individuals and cultural heritage institutions how to ensure better preservation of their textiles. For more information, visit www.museumtextiles.com.