Cost per workshop: IMA Members $35; IMA Student Members $35; non-IMA members $70.
Discounted IMA member rate for all three: $90.00. *IMA members may register for each workshop individually at $35 each or all three for $90. There is no discounted rate for non-IMA members.
Date & Time: Sessions will take place from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. January 24, January 31, and February 7, 2022.
This course provides an introductory look into textile-based
collections care focusing on environmental conditions, artifact-safe materials,
recommended storage methods and systems for different types of items, basic
cleaning processes, and logistical issues.
Clothing & Textiles Identification &
Interpretation (January 31)
Learn how to identify 19th and 20th
century fashions and other textile items and discuss some unique ways to think
about and interpret the artifacts in your collection. This is an introductory
course; additional resources will be provided to assist your individual
· Clothing & Textiles Exhibition & Display (February 7)
Learn how to safely exhibit a variety of textile-based items
and how artifact preservation is woven into the exhibit development process. We
will discuss different exhibit formats (temporary exhibitions, permanent
installations, furnishing plans, and more) as well as proper artifact mounting
and display options, as well as environmental requirements.
Registration Deadline: 1/23/2022
Reminder: You must be signed in to register. For assistance with registration prior to 1/21/22, contact [email protected]
About the Instructor
Smith has over twenty years of experience working in and around cultural
heritage. Her consulting firm, Exhibitsmith™, opened in 2009 to help
organizations discover innovative-yet-practical solutions for their creative
projects and historical collection needs. In addition, she has been on staff at
the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Des Moines University Library,
Iowa Jewish Historical Society, Amherst Museum, and Living History Farms. She
received an MA in Historical Administration in 2003 and completed additional
post-graduate coursework in Archives and Records Administration at UW-Milwaukee.
In 2014, she
founded Hangerbee™, which produces museum-quality, heirloom-safe padded
clothing hangers. Over 10,000 Hangerbee hangers can be found in museums,
boutiques, and closets across the country from Alaska to the Smithsonian, as
well as abroad.