BGC Study Day: Conserving Hats

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 4, 2011

From the BGC:

Study Day: The Conservation of Historic Hats
Bard Graduate Center, New York, 14 October 2011

Henry Pickering, "Portrait of Eleanor Frances Dixie, daughter of Wolstan Dixie, 4th Baronet," 1753 (Nottingham City Museums & Galleries)

This study day introduces rate examples of headwear from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art including: Tudor flat caps, a straw hat purported to be a gift from Henry VIII, and hats by Philip Treacy. Textile conservator Chris Paulocik will discuss the conservation and storage of these unique objects. After lunch at the BGC, artist and textile historian Edward Maeder will demonstrate the construction of selected hats from the eighteenth through twentieth centtury. Participants will learn stitching techniques using straw, ribbons, floral decoration and feathers.

Chris Paulocik is a textile conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Edward Maeder is an artist, textile historian, and former curator of costumes and textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

$130 Adult / $100 Students and Seniors — Registration fee includes a supply kit.

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