Educational opportunities from Museum Textile Services

Dear Friends:

Spring is all about new beginnings, and MTS is kicking off the season with news about several new educational opportunities.

Intern Jen Nason working with clothing donated to the MTS study collecion.

Museum Textile Services is expanding our volunteer intern staff beginning this May. MTS Internships provide a sound introduction to textile conservation treatments, philosophy, and literature while working hands-on with historic artifacts. We require our volunteers to commit a minimum of one day per week from 9:30 to 5:30 for a minimum of 120 hours. Hand-sewing experience, excellent eyesight, and great team skills are essential. To apply please email your resume and a brief note of introduction to

Camille and Cara will be at the Northeast Document Conservation Center on July 9, 2013, to demonstrate Techniques that Everyone Should Know for the Care and Stabilization of Textiles and Paper Based Artifacts. This NEMA Curator's workshop also features NEDCC's Claire Grund, who will demonstrate the basics of preserving paper based archives, including surface cleaning, mending, hinging and matting, and rehousing. Members and non-members are welcome! Please register through NEMA. Heads up-Camille will also be chairing a session on Cloud-Based Collections Management Software at the November, 2013, NEMA conference.

Camille Breeze returns to the wonderful Campbell Center campus on August 29-31, 2013, to teach Textile Stabilization using Sheer Overlays. In this class, participants will learn how to use all three of these sheer materials and, more importantly, how to determine which overlay is best for a given situation. This class is suitable for those with stitching experience, including non textile specialists and non collections staff who must perform preservation tasks. For prices and registration information, including a full list of courses offered at the Campbell Center, please visit their website.