Caring for your Family Textiles: Materials, Handling & Storage 保存您家里的纺织品:材料、操作和存储

Fri, Nov 22, 2019 @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Tickets: Free! Click here for tickets!


Location: This event will take place on the 2nd floor of 70 Mulberry Street at MOCA's Collections.


Are your treasured textiles collecting dust in a damp basement, attic, or closest? Are creases forming in beloved baby clothes, cherished qipao, or handmade family garments? Discover how to pack, store, and handle textiles so they endure the test of time. Join textile conservator Valerie Soll as she addresses common storage problems, explains how to create a safe environment for your textiles, and demonstrates how to fold and roll every day and costume pieces.


您家里珍贵的纺织品有没有在潮湿的地下室、阁楼、或者衣柜里落灰?纺织品保护专家Valerie Soll将帮您解决常见的衣物存储问题,教您如何建立一个纺织品的安全环境,并演示怎样折叠和卷起每天使用的纺织品和衣物。

About the Presenter

Valerie Soll has been a textile conservator at the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in NYC since 1995, working on a wide variety of textiles. She teaches Collections Management Skills and Textile Conservation: Theory and Practice as an adjunct assistant professor in the Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice program in the Graduate Department of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has taught conservation dye classes and rug workshops for FIT’s advanced conservation students, as well as the textile component of a Preventive Conservation workshop for pre-program students and Conservation Issues for textile artists. Valerie Soll is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation.


Tickets: Free! Click here for tickets!

Don’t forget to make an appointment with the MOCA Collections team to digitize your family photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller. Click here for more information.

This workshop is part of MOCA's Preserving Family Heritage Workshop Series funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Led by museum and archives professionals, these workshops will teach you expert techniques for preserving your heirlooms. Each workshop includes a presentation, demonstration, and opportunities for hands-on learning.