Why Should We Preserve Textiles?

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  • To promote the knowledge of previous generations and cultures, by putting ourselves in the place and time of those who came before us.
  • To develop respect for the contributions and heritage of the lives, work, and growth of previous cultures.
  • Conservation preserves cultural heritage in a way that retains the integrity of each object including its historical significance, context, and aesthetic or visual aspects.
  • The Studio for Textile Conservation provides services for the conservation, preservation, storage, and display of historic, heirloom, and antique textiles.

As a profession, textile conservation is not only a discipline but also an essential means of ensuring that cultural heritage is preserved and enjoyed by future generations.

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