Since our “Behind the Scenes in Conservation” posts have been so popular on social media, we’ve decided to give them more room to shine (and analyze and treat and conserve)! Each week, our conservation team highlights a project from one of their four specialty areas (paper, objects, textile or paintings conservation), giving you an exclusive look into the lab.
The wool coat designed by Rudi Gernreich in this pair of “before and after” details came to the textile conservation lab to be treated for dark, splattered stains and this spot of damage to the weave. It was treated using needle-point tweezers and a small “patch” of wool yarn. Come see if you can find this spot or any sign of the splatters at “The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffit, and William Claxton,” now through May 24, 2015.