Ever wonder how the professionals do it? Textile Conservators Sarah Gates and Beth Szuhay are offering a specialized tour for Textile Arts Council members. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see how professional museum staff care for, store, and prepare the Museums’ textile collection for exhibit. The conservation laboratory consists of a “dry” space for examination and stitched treatments, a “wet” space for aqueous treatments, and a dye lab. Participants will get to see the state-of-the-art facilities and the specialized equipment, including the dye machine.
Friday, March 19, 1:30 PM
Behind the Scenes: The George & Marie Hecksher Textile Conservation Center
de Young Museum, San Francisco
$30 per person – space is strictly limited
To reserve: call TAC office 415 750-3627 or email at tac [at] famsf.org