Professional and At-Home Care of Historical Textiles

Saturday, April 21 › 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska houses the largest publicly-owned collection of quilts in the world, dating from the early 1700s to the present and representing more than 50 countries. Following professional practices for textile conservation, the IQSCM cares for more than 5,000 quilts and related objects. In this lecture, you will learn how the museum protects the collections from harm caused by light, pests, extremes of humidity and physical stress. You will also hear how museum conservation practices can be adapted for care and use of vintage and heirloom textiles at home. Presented by Jonathan Gregory, Ph.D., of the IQSCM.

Registration: Not required.