Textile Conservation

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Textile Conservation

Textile Conservation

Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet and listen to Kate Chidlow, conservator at the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS) who will discuss textile conservation. This illustrated talk will focus on the elements that damage textiles, how to slow down textile deterioration, cleaning, display techniques and storage. Members are invited to bring along a textile on which they would like conservation advice. Please RSVP to Margaret White: margaret.artmoves@gmail.com if you intend to bring a textile that could perhaps needs some extra care and attention.

Kate Chidlow has been a textile conservator at MAAS for many years. She has also spent some time as a Conservation Officer for Museums Australia (NSW). Kate has also travelled around the state visiting small regional museums offering workshops and conservation advice. Currently, Kate is currently carrying out a collection survey at MAAS and photo- documenting the rolled textile collection which contains over 1600 textiles. Kate works closely with Regional Services and has helped with the development and management of the Australian Dress Register.

Light refreshments served

When: Tuesday September 10, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Annie Wyatt Room, SH Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Millers Point

How to Book: Email Chris Manning bookings@taasa.org.au or phone Chris on 0412686025.
Also, please RSVP to Margaret White (margaret.artmoves@gmail.com) if you intend to bring a textile that could perhaps needs some extra care and attention.

Cost: $20 members, $30 guests. Light refreshments served.

How to Pay:

1. By Direct Debit (use “your name, Conservation” as reference)
BSB: 012 003  Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name:   The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. Via this website using credit card or Paypal – see bookings button above right.

3. By cheque made out to The Asian Arts Society of Australia, and sent to PO Box 996, Potts Point NSW 2011.


Drive north on Kent Street, turn right into Argyle Street, turn right again into Watson Road and follow it around past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

Free Parking is available on site.


Bus: Route 311 terminates at Argyle Street. Walk up Watson Road, Observatory Hill and follow the signs.

Train/Ferry: to Wynyard or Circular Quay and proceed as below.


From Circular Quay
Walk to George Street in The Rocks. Turn left into Argyle Street and walk under the famous Argyle Cut to climb the stairs opposite the Garrison Church. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow Watson Road past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

From Wynyard and the city
At No. 1 York Street walk through the expressway underpass. Follow the tunnel, keeping to the right, until you come up on Kent Street. Walk along Kent Street to the Agar Steps, or follow the approach to the Bridge, which will take you past the National Trust Centre on your left.

From Kent Street
Follow the historic Agar Steps (opposite the Observatory Hotel) up to the National Trust Centre.


10 September, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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SH Ervin Gallery
Watson Road
Millers Point, NSW Australia
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