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ICON Textile Group Annual Forum: Nature of Textiles

Monday May 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The 2018 ICON Textile Group’s annual Forum theme is ‘textiles and nature’

The day will include an opportunity to see the newly redisplayed Museum of London ‘Pleasure Gardens’ exhibit, refreshments, lunch and a chance to win some charity raffle prizes.

Confirmed Forum presentation topics and speakers

  • The ‘Wonder of Birds’ Carries On … – Deborah Phipps
  • Distorted Iridescence: Investigating the Microstructural Changes in Jewel Beetle Elytra on Textiles – Lauren Osmond
  • A Natural Legacy: Conserving Orra White Hitchcock’s Classroom Charts – Camille Myers Breeze
  • Ruffled Feathers: Conservation of Taxidermy Bird Specimens – Chelsea McKibbin
  • Making Friends with Fur – Rachel Rhodes
  • Inspired by Nature: Fabrics of the Future – Sarah Glenn and Roisin Morris
  • Conservation of Tahitian Tiputa from HMS Galatea, Economic Botany Collection at Kew – Misa Tamura
  • Natural Dyes in Textile Conservation – Cecilia Aguirre
  • Understanding Historic Glass Fibre Dresses and Their Needs in Conservation – Charlotte Holzer
  • Wet Cleaning Knotted Carpets – Summary of Fellowship Investigations – Frances Hartog
  • The Dry Cleaning of Fashion Collections with Supercritical C0 2 Technology: A Green Way to Clean? – Emmanuelle Garcin
  • Metal Threads and Adhesive: The Conservation Treatment of an Embroidered Coat of Arms from a Queen Anne Throne Canopy – Viola Nicastro


Monday May 21, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm


Museum of London
50 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN
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