Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10028 United States

Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

Conversation with a Conservator- The Secret Life of Textiles: Animal Fibers

Florica Zaharia, Conservator in Charge, Kristine Kamiya and Minsun Hwang, Associate Conservators of the Department of Textile Conservation

This conversation with textile conservators in the exhibition gallery will reveal discoveries and challenges that conservators encounter in their work with fiber identification and related research while curating this exhibition.

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Tuesday September 20, 2:00-3:00pm, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, gallery 599, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the largest, most technically advanced facilities for the study and storage of textiles in any major art museum, the Antonio Ratti Textile Center reflects The Met's longstanding commitment to collecting textiles, beginning with its first textile acquisition in 1879. The museum's encyclopedic collection of textiles includes examples from all of the world's civilizations—archaeological fragments, tapestries, carpets, quilts, ecclesiastical vestments, silks, embroideries, laces, velvets, and more—dating from 3000 B.C. to the present.