september, 2022

2022thu22sep5:00 pmVirtual EventA Stitch in Time: Preserving 18th-Century TextilesPart of the Distinguished Visiting Speakers in the Art of the Spanish Americas series5:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

ecclesiastic robe embroidered in metallic thread

Event Details

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 5:00pm CT Via Zoom

Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America features 300-year-old fabrics, from satins and silks to alpaca fleece. Each require expert care to make last for future generations. Two textile conservators talk about preservation techniques for historic tapestries and costumes, and how textiles better our understanding of the colonial past.

Funding provided by the College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts, and the School of Architecture.


Laura García Vedrenne
After working at the Museo Textil in Oaxaca and Mexico`s National History Museum, since 2019 she currently works at the Textile Conservation Laboratory of the de Young Museum, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF). She hasa M.Sc. in Textile Conservation from the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History (CTC-TAH) at the University of Glasgow, and B.Sc. in Restoration from the Western School of Conservation and Restoration (ECRO).

Mónica Solórzano Gonzales
Art historian and textile conservator. She holds a PhD in History from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She currently is associate professor at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Permanent, where she also works as Director of the Conservation and Restoration Program.

Image Credit: Chasuble (back), New Spain (now Mexico), circa 1750, silk and metallic thread embroidered on silk satin, center back length 82 6/10 × 27 1/2 in., Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City (photo: Francisco Kochen)


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