Welcome to the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History

Welcome to the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History

The Centre brings together areas of expertise in textile conservation, technical art history, dress and textile history and modern materials. Our activities are underpinned by object-based, interdisciplinary research and we work in collaboration with our colleagues in History of Art and in other areas of the University and with a range of national and international cultural institutions.

The Centre occupies two floors of the University’s Robertson Building with additional space in Kelvin Hall. The self-contained accommodation includes workrooms for students and a wet lab, dye lab, photo studio, chemistry lab and analytical labs. Analytical resources for teaching and research include spectrometry, tensile testing, accelerated ageing and dye analysis.