Aqueous Cleaning Methods for Textiles

Two day workshop

Instructor: Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor – Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum

On the first day, participants will explore the basic principles of aqueous cleaning. On the second day,participants will review advanced subjects such as bleaching, enzymes, and local cleaning. Participants should have a basic knowledge of chemistry so they can benefit from this workshop.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, November 6th AND 7th, 2017

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Meeting point: Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía “Manuel del Castillo Negrete”ENCRyM - INAH. Teaching Laboratory Room.

Cost: US$250, includes transport to and from the conference hotel, box lunch, and materials.

 


Natural Dyes and Down-Feather Spinning

Two day workshop

Instructors: Román Gutiérrez - Master weaver from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, and Hector Meneses - Textile Conservator and Museo Textil de Oaxaca Director.

On the first day, the instructors will present the manufacturing techniques used to create the spun feather Mexican textiles from the 17th c.  Afterwards, participants will have a hands-on opportunity to dye feathers using natural colorants such as: indigo, cochineal, and zacatlaxcalli (Cuscuta tinctoria). On the second day, the participants will learn the spun feather tradition on cotton thread using dyed goose down, according to the traditions from the 17th c.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, November 6th AND 7th, 2017

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Meeting point: Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía “Manuel del Castillo Negrete” ENCRyM - INAH. Textile Workshop Room.

Cost: US$250, includes transport to and from the conference hotel, box lunch, and materials.

 


Bobbin-Lace Making

One and a half day workshop

Instructor:  Mari Torá - Lace specialist, Mexico City

This workshop will teach participants the technical principles of bobbin-lace making. The participants will have the opportunity to practice the famous lace technique and make a bookmarker.

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7th AND 8th, 2017

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 7th: 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 8th: 10 am – 4 pm

Meeting point: Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía “Manuel del Castillo Negrete” ENCRyM - INAH. Classroom 2.

Cost: US$175, includes transport to and from the conference hotel, box lunch, and materials.

Note: also includes transport directly to the Keynote presentation on Wednesday evening to Museo Soumaya (Fundación Carlos Slim).

 


Natural Soaps

One day workshop

Instructor: Lilian García-Alonso Alba, PhD on Mesoamerican studies UNAM, Co-director of the traditional techniques laboratory ENCRyM.

This theoretical and practical workshop will teach the participants the use of natural soaps as a cleaning method in textile cultural heritage.

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Meeting point: Escuela Nacional deConservación, Restauración y Museografía “Manuel del Castillo Negrete” ENCRyM - INAH. Laboratory of traditional techniques.

Cost: US$125, includes transport to and from the conference hotel, box lunch, and materials.

 

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