Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. In this video, conservators clean and stabilize the tapestry.

PreVIEW is funded with generous support from the William H. Donner Foundation. Conservation of textile art at the Denver Art Museum is generously supported through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Image credit: Table Cover, Peru, mid 1700s. Wool and camelid fiber. Neusteter Textile Collection: Neusteter Institute Fund, 1970.347

Stefania Van Dyke is the interpretive specialist, textile art and special projects. Her favorite email subject line during the course of planning Star Wars and the Power of Costume was “Missing Dianoga.”

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