The Textile Conservators for the Fine Arts Museums are responsible for the care of over 22,000 textiles which includes costumes, flat weaves, contemporary fiber art, pile carpets and tapestries. From the moment a textile enters the collection, conservators research and document major events in its life to create a narrative that informs the object’s treatment and preservation.
Laura Garcia-Vedrenne is an Assistant Conservator of Costume and Textile Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She graduated from the MPhil Textile Conservation program at the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, University of Glasgow and obtained her degree in Restoration of Cultural Portable Heritage at the Escuela de Conservación y Restauración de Occidente in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her research interests include textiles artifacts and dyes as material culture, conservation of historical dress, and ethics within conservation.
In-Person Tickets: $5, sold at the door only free for TAC members
A recording will be available for two weeks following the talk.
Christian Dior, Evening dress, “Junon,” Fall/Winter 1949. Silk tulle, silk faille, sequins, and horsehair. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of I. Magnin & Company, 49.25.2a-b.
Learn more about the event: https://www.textileartscouncil.org/post/fashioning-an-exhibition