Understanding and Caring for Textile Artefacts: A Second Identity

This free seminar will be of relevance to everyone who is the lucky inheritor or custodian of heritage objects crafted from fibre, such as: women’s fashion; handcrafted lace and crocheted items; loom woven linen used to make table cloths, napkins and bathroom towels; cotton embroidered bed linen and undergarments; and decorative items such as doylies. Generally speaking, the aforementioned items would have been lovingly created for young women’s dowry, and in turn have travelled to Australia inside migrants’ cases, parcels and trunks.   

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This public program is presented  by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) in partnership with Museo Italiano Co.As.It. as an associated public program with the current exhibition Sailing into History: Displacement and Arrivals at the Museo.

Speaker: Marion Parker, Textile Conservator with the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne

Marion has worked at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, the City Gallery Wellington, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and Museum Victoria. Her expertise is in textile conservation & collection management, with a particular interest in dress history. 

August 10, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Museo Italiano Co.As.It.
189 Faraday St
Carlton, VIC 3053
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