VENDOR MALL


NATCC is grateful to the following sponsors and authors for their support and participation in the 13th North American Textile Conservation Conference. Explore the vendor profiles below and shop at your convenience.


SMALL CORP


ARCHIVAL DISPLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTUER

SmallCorp has been a manufacturer of archival products for textile conservation since 1972. We specialize in displaying, protecting, and storing art and history using museum quality picture frames, archival exhibit cases, archival display panels, custom fabrication, and many other products for conservation.


TRU VUE, INC.


OPTICALLY COATED, CONSERVATION-GRADE ACRYLIC & GLASS

For over 50 years, Tru Vue® has been optically coating acrylic and glass with a variety of protective and aesthetic characteristics, including Optium® Museum Acrylic and UltraVue® Laminated Glass. Using a range of highly specialized coating technologies, including magnetron sputter deposition, our products meet the most stringent conservation and design standards and protect art and cultural heritage while still allowing the viewer to fully experience them as originally intended.  Our team of museum and conservation liaisons serve as consultants and technical point of contacts and can help address product application challenges.  We are always interested to hear more about your current project and glazing considerations. If you have questions or are interested in a particular subject, please don’t hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We are happy to help.


WILLARD CONSERVATION EQUIPMENT ENGINEERS


WORLD-RENOWNED CONSERVATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

Willard Conservation deliver quality conservation tools & equipment built to last a lifetime. Designed and made in our UK workshops since the 1950’s, our products are used in the world’s most famous museums and leading conservation studios. Our hand tools have a proven reputation for quality craftsmanship and are used by conservators around the world as the brand of choice. Willard also offer a bespoke tool and equipment design service, please contact us to discuss your specific requirements, now or in the future, we will always be pleased to assist you.


ANATOMY OF A TAPESTRY: TECHNIQUES, MATERIALS, CARE


AUTHORS: JEAN PIERRE LAROCHETTE, YADINE LAROCHETTE

The history, legacy, and boundless creativity of weavers over the centuries is the base of this helpful guide for tapestry artists, collectors, and other stakeholders and enthusiasts. Tapestry weaving is an art form that has been around since antiquity, and these insights from renowned artist Jean Pierre Larochette offer 30 traditional techniques built upon weavers' centuries of work. A fourth-generation tapestry weaver, he gives us a glimpse into the multiple combinations, variations, and applications of techniques. Each technique is exemplified by diagrams, woven models, and examples of possible applications. Textile conservator Yadin Larochette shares theories and approaches to conservation and addresses the much-needed task of preserving these treasures of human creativity for centuries to come. Along with distilling traditional information on the art, this book's precise written instructions and clear visuals--together with its handy lay-flat binding--assist you in both creating and preserving tapestries.


WOVEN TAPESTRY: GUIDELINES FOR CONSERVATION


AUTHOR: KSYNIA MARKO

From the Middle Ages, tapestries with figurative or other ornament were used by royalty and aristocrats to furnish their palaces and houses. While often observed as two dimensional art, they are three dimensional structures requiring specialist skill to maintain and conserve them. Since the vast majority of tapestries are on open display in historic interiors, they pose particular conservation and interpretation challenges.  Textile conservator Ksynia Marko explains current practice undertaken at the National Trust, UK, with regard to the care of tapestries and tapestry collections. Each chapter is fully illustrated and includes step-by-step instructions for different procedures. There is also a comprehensive glossary and bibliography. The aim is to help conservation students and conservators carry out assessments in order to arrive at appropriate options for treatment by focusing on: the techniques of tapestry manufacture; agents of deterioration, preventive conservation, routine care, estimating procedures and project management, methods of cleaning, support and consolidation, display and storage. Specific issues are also presented in 20 case studies, ranging from the control of fugitive dyes, adhesive removal, different wet cleaning methodologies and techniques used to re-instate the image.


MAGNETIC MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR MUSEUMS & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS


AUTHOR: GWEN SPICER

Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums and Cultural Institutions serves a critical need in addressing the proper uses of magnetic mounting systems for all types of art works. An in-depth discussion on the subject of using magnets, consolidates existing information on proper use of magnets and their properties. 

The book systematically explains magnetic behaviors and the procedures involved in developing a magnetic system. With actual case studies and over 80 photograph images and drawings, the book explores a broad range of artifact types and magnetic systems that can be employed and manipulated for uses in exhibition and storage. All ensures to make this book an essential reference text to any reader planning or executing displays. This book is a must have for everyone who displays collections in museums of all sizes, galleries, archives, libraries and private collections.

The book is an essential text for mount-makers, exhibit designers, museums professionals, curators, conservators, collections managers, archivists, and architects.

Conservation and Technical material such as mount makers and exhibit installation teams within museum and the commercial exhibition industry. It will be beneficial to conservation students and any technical staff who wish to employ magnets in their proper fashion to insure the safety of objects they are installing or mounting.

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