Examining and Storing a New Textile

Post by Ali.

When a new textile comes into the museum, it needs to be examined before storing it.  For that we need to follow these steps:

  1. The textile is placed on a table and examined thoroughly in search of anything that might damage it.
  2. Remove any material on the piece like unconnected threads, dirt and dust.
  3. If there are insect holes in the textile or insects or eggs, we put the textile through a freezing or heating procedure to kill live insects.
  4. At the Institute, the textile is kept in the freezer for two weeks then checked again for insects.
  5. After the elimination of insects, the textile is ready to be stored.
Preparing a textile for the freezer.  Freezing kills live insects.

Preparing a textile for the freezer. Freezing kills live insects.

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