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Working in Art - Textile Conservation

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  Last updated December 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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Mary-Anne restores and conserves textile items – day to day this might mean investigating what fabrics are composed of, applying her Chemistry knowledge to discover if it is made of protein or plant based fibres and predicting what the future affects might be on a specific textile or even repairing an ancient teddy bear or restoring an antique dress to its former glory.


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