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Thursday, May 31 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
(Textiles) Practical Applications of Conservation and Restoration Strategies for Historical Clothing in Uncontrolled Historical Houses

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Some Egyptian historic houses are now used as museums, many of which are uncontrolled in their environmental conditions, such as Saad Zaghloul house (House of Nation). Which cause undamaged damage to historical clothing. This research deals with the restoration of the dress of Safia Zaghloul (Wife of Saad Zaghloul) as an example of the condition of historical clothing in historical houses. The dress is two parts the first is outer part and the second is an inner jacket of black color (Industrial dye). The dress was made from silk and cotton fabrics. There are many separate parts and lost pieces in the dress. It was observed that the stitching was separated and it contain stain and dirt. A close examination of the historical Cloth was undertaken in order to develop a plan of conservation treatment such as FTIR, XR-D. In addition, light microscope and SEM were used to identify the kind of fibers, their condition and surface morphology. The effects of cleaning materials on the natural dyes were tested. Fixing and support all the separated parts was done before cleaning. Dry cleaning was used to remove resistance stain and dirt. Mannequins are made with standard and free acidity materials. The manicures were lined and then the dress (the inner part - the outer part) was placed. The missing parts have been completed. The method of exhibition will be discussed. Photographs are included to document the conservation process

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Prof. Dr. Harby Ezzeldeen Ahmed

Associate Prof of Historical Textiles Conservation., Cairo University
Prof Dr. Harby E. Ahmed is an Associate Professor of Conservation in the Faculty of Archaeology at Cairo University in Egypt.  Furthermore, he is an H.D Certified Trainer (Faculty and Leadership Development Center). He has more than 27 articles in international journals. Also, he... Read More →

Thursday May 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
River Oaks Meeting Room Marriott Marquis Houston
  6. Specialty Session, Textiles