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Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

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

Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM

 Conversation with a Conservator- The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials

Sarah Scaturro, Head Conservator, and Leanne Tonkin, Research Fellow, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This conversation will feature the third exhibition in a series on textile fibers. Focusing on synthetic fibers and materials found in fashion garments and accessories in the 20th century, the exhibition will explore the development and use of synthetics for performance, aesthetics, and novelty, and the challenges found in preserving them. 

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Tuesday September 27, 2:00-3:00pm, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, 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.

Earlier Event: September 27
Later Event: September 27