TAAG Workshop - Preventative Conservation and Textiles in Archival Collections

26 Oct 2011 9:12 PM | Danielle Robichaud

The Toronto Area Archivists' Group (TAAG) is hosting a workshop December 9th and you should be there!

Preventive Conservation and Textiles in Archival Collections
Presented by Caterina Florio

The challenge of preventive conservation in archives lies in the extreme variety of materials and formats encountered. As material composition and content are inevitably connected, preventive conservation is intertwined with all archival functions. The workshop will provide an introduction to preservation management and its integration on the archival activities. It will then focus on the care, handling and storage of textile artifacts commonly found in archival collections. Participants are encouraged to submit case studies in advance to be discussed during the workshop.

*About the Instructor: Caterina is a textile and costume conservator in private practice now based in Toronto. She has worked as conservator with several institutions including the Gallery of Costumes in Florence, Italy; Archives of Ontario; Royal Ontario Museum; Bata Shoe Museum; Textile Museum of Canada and most recently TIFF Light Box also as preservation consultant. Caterina currently teaches the course "Preservation of Archival Material " at George Brown College as well as being the Co-coordinator of the Toronto Area Conservation Group. She was also awarded with the inaugural Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation at Queen's University. Caterina holds an MA in Textile Conservation from the University of Florence.

This exciting workshop is being presented on Friday, December 9th between 1-4pm in the Combination Room of Trinity College, located at 6 Hoskin Avenue.

Registration: $60.00 - Registration in advance appreciated.

Please confirm attendance and direct correspondence via email to jonathan.lofft@utoronto.ca

And remit registration payment, to the order of the Toronto Area Archivists Group, to:
Archives Association of Ontario TAAG
10 Morrow Avenue, Suite 202
Toronto ON M6R 2J1

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: aao@aao-archivists.ca


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