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Textile Care and ConservationWorks from the Heide Collection

This resource focuses on the methods and considerations used to present, conserve and take care of textile based artworks in the Heide Collection.

The Heide Collection comprises art and cultural material from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and includes many textile works, by artists including Mirka Mora, Lisa Gorman, Erica McGilchrist, Meredith Turnball, Hanna Tai, Sidney Nolan and Paul Yore.

Specific conservation techniques and materials (e.g. climate control, lighting, gloves, display cases) are used in the care and conservation of these works. This resource features on the specific techniques used for the care and conservation of textile based works in the Heide Collection, and includes some specific case studies from the collection.

Mirka Mora, Bat Cat c. 1972, casein paint on calico, 27 x 26 x 3 cm, Estate of Mirka Mora