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The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC
Caring for Textiles conserved and customized mannequins for three 1950’s Shakespearean costumes, Richard III (worn by Edwin Booth), Romeo (worn by Edward Sothern), and Juliet (worn by Julia Marlowe) and two contemporary costumes, Titania and Othello. The costumes were displayed in the Folger’s “Here is a Play Fitted” exhibition, October – December 2013. All photos by Julie Ainsworth. Read more in the Folger’s blog.
Restaurant Nora, Washington DC
Caring for Textiles provides the comprehensive cleaning, repair and re installation for the beautiful collection of 19th and 20th century Amish quilts at Washington’s premier organic restaurant.
The Warhol Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion
The quintessential show of Andy Warhol’s world of art, fashion, and glamour was toured internationally from 1997 to June 2000. Textiles ranged from couture to wearable art – clothing worn by Warhol, a thirty-foot long camouflaged cape by Stephen Sprouse, hand-painted leather jackets and a diamond dust encrusted t-shirt.
This comprehensive project entailed close collaboration with curators and designers for the flat and 3-dimensional display of over 100 garments, as well as the selection, customized preparation and installation of each mannequin. Conservation of the collections included cleaning, stain removal, repair and preparation for shipping.