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Quebec 2009

Keynote Speech

Miriam Clavir

3-D Photography

Instructor: Guy Couture, Guy Couture photographe, Québec, Québec

This workshop will cover the various techniques used in the photography of three-dimensional textiles. Different types of three-dimensional textiles will be provided throughout the workshop for both the theoretical and practical aspects of the workshop. Photographic coaching will be provided through instant replay of the participants' practical sessions with onsite computers. A survey will be conducted as to the photographic equipment used by the participants and their overall individual ease/level of 3-D photography. Similarly, the limits and possibilities according to the types of equipment that the participants work with on a daily basis will be identified. Registered participants are encouraged to bring thier own digital cameras.

Marketing textile conservation / Branding your business

Instructors: Susan Grundy, Grundy Marketing, Montréal, Québec

This workshop offers a practical and hands-on approach to marketing a textile conservation business. Topics will include priority setting and planning, effective branding of the profession and the business, cost-effective marketing techniques and more. Participants will be encouraged to share and exchange challenges and solutions during this interactive workshop. Registrants are asked to submit a one-page (max) description of their marketing challenges by August 15, 2009, so that these concerns may be addressed during the workshop. These descriptions should be forwarded to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supports for Three-Dimensional Textiles

Instructor: Julie Hughes & Paul Vardy, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Québec

This workshop will discuss various techniques used for the display of three-dimensional textiles at theCanadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Québec. These will include intersecting silhouette mannequins, hollow form mannequins, nest supports, and the use of rare earth magnets. Demonstrations of some of the techniques will take place with opportunities for participants to take part. We hope to inspire a lively, informal discussion exploring the display of three-dimensional textiles.

Wendat Moosehair Embroidery

Instructor: Marie-Paule Gros-Louis, Musée Huron-Wendat, Québec, Québec

This workshop covers both historical and technical overviews of Wendat Moosehair embroidery. Also on the agenda is the presentation of a video on these aspects and a brief visit of the new Musée Huron-Wendat. Following the examination of the various embroidery stitches, materials and equipment, each participant will have the opportunity to embroider, with moosehair, a sample-souvenir Wendat motif.

Marie-Paule Gros-Louis, a Wendake elder, has actively participated in the revival of the traditional arts of the Huron-Wendat, notably that of the art of moosehair embroidery. In 1980 she developed her workshops with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and has since been invited to give many demonstrations on this highly specialized technique. She has participated in many of the annual Wendake pow-wows and the recent arts and crafts demonstrations at the Musée Huron-Wendat and the Maison Tsawenhohi. In 2007 and 2009 she supervised the arts and crafts courses for Wendake, at the Centre cultural de Wendake, with the objective of passing on to the next generation the art of moosehair decoration amongst the Wendat.

Genuine Québec Fléché

Instructor: Yvette Michelin, Centre de Valorisation du Patrimoine vivant (Es Trad)

This workshop covers both historical and technical overviews of the genuine Québec Fléché technique commonly known as French Canadian Arrowhead Finger Weaving. This technique, not to be confused with the universal chevron technique, is used to make the famous arrowed sash or ceinture fléchée, dating back to the 18th century. Each participant will have the opportunity to complete a small sample-souvenir of Québec Fléché.

Yvette Michelin is an associate professor at La Maison-Routhier Centre d'arts textiles, Québec, Québec. Since her training, completed in 1978, with Association des artisans de ceinture fléchée du Québec,she continues to lecture and demonstrate the genuine Québec Fléché locally, nationally and internationally through events such as: Weaving and Interweaving 2000 (UNESCO), Québec, Québec; Conference of Popular Arts (1988), Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Folkloriada 2000 (UNESCO), Tokyo, Japan. In 2003 the Québec Living Heritage Council honored her for being part of the committee on the preparation of Les états généraux du patrimoine vivant. In association with the Québec Winter Carnival, every year since 1995, she can be seen in the foyer of the Château Frontenac, demonstrating the fléché technique. A member of Es Trad, she constantly works towards the preservation and valorization of ancestral techniques and Québec living heritage.


Disassembling and Reassembling: Problems and ethics concerning the process of bleaching a parasol / Tanja Aronsson

Treatment of Egyptian Revival furniture: Part I. Three-dimensional structure (springs and webbing) / Nancy Britton.

Conservation treatment of a ceremonial Chimú costume / María Victoria Carvajal Campusano

Long Term Preservation of Ptolemaic to Late Antique Period Burials at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Excavation in Dahshur, Egypt / Emilia Cortés

Treatment of Egyptian Revival furniture: Part II. Aesthetics of show cover / Jan Vuori,

How to bag a warbird: The re-covering of two German First World War aircraft / Jessie Firth

Precious Metal: The conservation of a 17th-century Garter suit / Sarah Foskett

When minimal intervention is not enough: Deconstructing and reconstructing a sprung upholstered chair / Kathryn Gill

She Walks in Beauty: The conservation, reconstruction, mounting and packing of an English court mantua / Joanne Hackett

What lies beneath: The biography of an Egyptian tunic / Elizabeth-Anne Haldane

The treatment and analysis of a Hausa horse bridle / Meghan McFarlane

Conservation and logistics for a simultaneous two-venue exhibition, Black in Fashion: Mourning to Night / Solitaire Osei

Every picture is worth 1,000 words but an object speaks volumes / Chris Paulocik

Textiles from the beyond / Catalina Plazas

Pour une gestion rationnelle d'une collection hétérogène: La politique de conservation des costumes ethnographiques tridimensionnels au musée du quai Branly, Paris / Anne-Solène Roland

Basketry conservation: The case study of the palm box from the Chagüera cave, Ticumán, Morelos, México / Rosa Lorena Román Torres

The re-tufting of a Hunzinger armchair / Gwen Spicer



A support mount made from Nomex ® card for flat storage & three-dimensional display of a fragile 19th-century bonnet / Luba Dovgan

Fibre identification and condition characterization of 1920s and 1930s rayon dresses / Clare Lewarne

Identifying the source of mercury on a Nez Perce horse mask / Sarah McNett

Chaguar: Bromelia hieronymi / Marine del Carmen Rivadeo Torres

The height of fashion: Conservation of a pair of 17th-century slap-sole shoes / Ada Hopkins

Mexican silk-flower industry in the late 19th century / Adriana Sanroman

Rigattino applied to the conservation of silk brocade / Rosa Lorena Román Torres

Frida through her textiles. Conservation issues in the textile collection of the Museo Frida Kahlo / Mónica Vargas Ramos


Local Committee
  • Sharon Little (Chair), Fondation Little/Ragusich

  • Carole Baillargeon, Maison des métiers d’art de Québec

  • Gemma Ampleman Marcotte, Honorary Consul of Peru

  • Madeleine Therrien, Honorary Consul of Mexico

  • Michael Bourguignon, Translation

  • Loreta Giannetti, Translation

  • Solène Lemay, Translation

  • Etienne Cimon, Website

  • Pascal Daneault, Website

  • Dzenan Ridjanovic, Website

  • Mireille Bonin, Volunteer

  • Michael Bourguignon, Volunteer

  • Ann Cochrane, Volunteer

  • Amra Curovac Ridjanovic, Volunteer

  • Rachel Dessaints, Volunteer

  • Loreta Giannetti, Volunteer

  • Ndèye Fall, Volunteer

  • Groupe Esperanza, Volunteer

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