Changing Views of Textile Conservation

Changing Views of Textile Conservation

  • Edited by Mary M. Brooks and Dinah D. Eastop

    This volume aims to promote critical thinking about the concepts and practices of textile conservation and to encourage engagement with new issues. Recognizing conservation as a dynamic social force, the volume draws attention to the cultural significance of textiles and dress and to the importance of textile conservation in fostering understanding and use of collections. 

    The eighty-one readings illustrate not only the intellectual foundations but also the important changes in conservation practice and contribute to the growing historiography of textile conservation. In addition to papers from America, Australia, Canada, England, and Scotland, the book includes many significant texts translated into English for the first time, reflecting practice in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. 

    Mary M. Brooks, textile conservator and educator, works as a museological, conservation, and textile consultant for universities and museums. Dinah D. Eastop, textile conservator and educator, works as a consultant in conservation and material culture studies for universities and heritage organizations worldwide.


    680 pages
    7 x 10 inches
    15 color and 81 b/w illustrations
    34 line drawings
    ISBN 978-1-60606-048-3

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: Getty Conservation Institute
    Series: Readings in Conservation


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