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Vocabulary of Basic Terms for Cataloguing Costume

ICOM International Committee for the Museums and Collections of Costume, Vocabulary of Basic Terms for Cataloguing Costume

Available in English, German and French

Assessment of the Conservation of a Unicorn Tapestry

This article from the Conservation Journal at the V&A (originally published January 1992) describes an assessment of the conservation treatment of a tapestry from the museum's collections. It describes the process of analysis by the conservator and gives a valuable insight into assessing and dealing with colour in tapestry.

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An Illustrated Guide to the Care of Costume and Textile Collections

Most Collections contain some textiles, cloth or costumes. Caring for Costume and Textile Collections is a specific set of activities which require specific expertise and resources.

Standards in the Museum Care of Costume & Textile Collections

Museum & Galleries Commission information on standards in the museum care of costume and textile collections, including curation and conservation, documentation, access, borrowing and lending, and protecting against theft, physical and chemical damage, dust, pollutants, flood and fire.