Workshop: Collections Camp: Textiles (June 2024)

Workshop: Collections Camp: Textiles (June 2024)

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 06/17/2024 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

  • Registration Closed

Workshop Description 

Do you have costumes and/or textiles in your museum collection? This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections.  Spend time working with an expert to learn how to be a better steward of your textile collection.

Details

FORMAT: On-site group workshop

LENGTH: Two days 

DATE: June 17-18, 2024

LOCATION: Connecticut Museum of Culture and History, Hartford, CT

MATERIALS: Workshop materials will be provided upon registration and in-person at the event.

COST: $350 AASLH Members/$475 Nonmembers
** Save $50 when you register by May 20 2024! (Early bird discount applied automatically at checkout) **

OPEN REGISTRATION: December 11, 2023 - June 10, 2024; 35 participant limit

BOOK DISCOUNT CODE: Registrants for this workshop also receive a 30% discount on Karen DePauw's book The Care and Display of Historic Clothing at rowman.com with a promo code in their confirmation email.

Participant Outcomes

As a result of this workshop, participants should:

  • Have a general knowledge of the basic types of costumes and textiles common in American museum collections.
  • Have a general knowledge of the particular needs of costume and textile collections including proper identification, handling, and basic conservation.
  • Be familiar with some of the current issues and trends in the preservation of costume and textile collections.
  • Explore the variety of issues related to exhibiting and storing costume and textile collections.
  • Be familiar with simple conservation procedures that are safe to perform on their costume and textile collections.
  • Be aware of when they should call a professional conservator for problems with their costume and textile collections.

Scholarship 

AASLH Workshop Scholarships

Our annual workshop scholarship program provides free registration to an onsite Continuing Education workshop and one-year AASLH membership for four applicants. Two scholarships are reserved for new professionals (fewer than three years in the field), and two for applicants broadening the racial and ethnic diversity of our field. Applications are due January 15, 2024. Read more and apply.

Who Should Attend This Workshop

This workshop is intended for experienced staff and volunteers with responsibility for costume and textile collections.

Karen DePauw

AASLH Workshop Instructor

Karen DePauw is the Executive Director of the Sharon Historical Society and Museum and a costume consultant in Connecticut. She earned a BA in history and an MS in historic costumes and textile conservation, knowledge she has drawn upon for two publications: The Care and Display of Historic Clothing in 2017 with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers and The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches 1916-1918 in 2015 with Dover Publications.  Karen currently serves on the board of the Costume Society of America. She previously worked in the field services department at the Indiana Historical Society providing educational workshops to small museums throughout Indiana, and with the costume and textile collection at the Connecticut Historical Society.

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Agenda and Logistical Information
Collection Camp: Textiles: Day One
06/17/2024 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  8 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required
06/17/2024 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  8 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required
Collection Camp: Textiles: Day Two
06/18/2024 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  8 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required
06/18/2024 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  8 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required
Workshop Materials
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Various Cataloguing Description Types
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Flat Mount Instructions
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Fashionable Silhouette Changes
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Fiber ID Burn Test Identification
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Fiber ID Microscope Worksheet
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Museum Textiles Services Vacuuming Textiles
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Conserve O Gram Padded Hangers
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Costume and Textile What to Store How
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Collections Camp Textiles - Handout - Costume and Textile Resources
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.

Cancellation/Refunds for onsite workshops must be submitted in writing via email or mail. Cancellations made prior to the early-bird registration deadline date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between the early-bird deadline date and eight days prior to the workshop will be subject to a $55 processing/materials charge. No refunds will be given within seven days of the workshop date. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Programs staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org.   

Where is this workshop being held? 

The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 
1 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT 06105

I am driving to the workshop, where do I park?

The museum has two large parking lots and you are free to park in any of them. Handicap accessible parking is to the right of the building.

I'm without a car for the workshop, can I take an Uber?

Uber and other ride shares are available in Hartford.

How do I get in the building?

Please enter through the auditorium door entrance. Look for the sandwich board outside the entrance!

Can we eat and drink in the meeting space?

Yes, food and drink are allowed at your table. We encourage you to keep liquids in a lidded container to prevent spills.

How will lunch work?

Both days we will stop for a lunch break at the attendees expense. Typically, attendees will carpool to nearby places to grab a quick bite and head back. It allows locals to share their knowledge, show off the local flavor, and for attendees to make connections from around the country and build relationships with fellow professionals in the history field. The Museum suggests Parkville Market and Tangiers for something close and quick.

What about dinner?

Dinner is on your own but feel free to use that time to continue spending time with your fellow attendees. The Area Restaurants document link below will let you download a document of places to eat near the museum, in Hartford, and in West Hartford.

Area Restaurants

Have more questions? Email arthur@aaslh.org and we will get back to you!