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Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for October 2017

October 13, 2017

To celebrate the inauguration of Opening A Window: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Program, the collection spotlight for this month highlights relevant scholarship on the conservation and preservation of textiles. The formal name of the Mellon program comes from the jargon of the conservation profession where a small sample site for testing is identified and described as “opening a window”. This major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation allows the Heard Museum to provide paid, hands-on opportunities within the museum for nine months each over the next three years. For the Heard’s three new Mellon fellows or anyone interested in collecting, preserving or conserving textiles, these four examples from the library collection are currently on display in the public reading area of the library.

Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.

Spotlight Reading

Boersma, Foekje with Agnes W. Brokerhof, Saskia van den Berg and Judith Tegelaers
Unravelling textiles : a handbook for the preservation of textile collections
London : Archetype for the Netherlands Textile Committee, 2007
Heard call number NK8804.5.B6413 2007

Brooks, Mary M. and Dinah D. Eastop, editors
Changing views of textile conservation
Los Angeles : Getty Conservation Institute, 2011
Heard call number NK8904.5 .C46 2011

Lennard, Frances and Patricia Ewer, editors
Textile conservation : advances in practice
Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010
Heard call number NK8804.5 .T49 2010

Skov, Nanette
Textile care and preservation : a how to manual for owners and collectors
Green Valley, AZ : Nanette Skov, 2004
Heard call number NK8804.5 .S4 2004