Tiny Dresses and Conservation Nightmares

We want people to see the object and not our work,… actually if you can’t see our work, that means it worked.

Ann French, Textiles Conservator

Textiles DepartmentListen below to an interview with Ann French, conservator at Whitworth Art Gallery, explaining some of the unique challenges she and her team had to face when preparing vintage textiles and costume for display in COTTON: Global Threads.


A discussion in the Textiles Gallery with Liza Lemsatef Cunningham, recorded whilst the display was being installed.

The issue with costume is you have to make the mannequin fit the dress, not the other way round

Ann French
DiscussionLeave a comment Category Behind the scenes, Display, Exhibition, Installation, Manchester, Textiles

About Liza Lemsatef Cunningham

Art, photography, design, tea, dancing. Not necessarily in that order. http://www.ellelens.com @ellelens

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