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  • TCC graduate in BM film of conservation project

    Posted on 6th January '17

     TCC alumna Monique Pullan, who trained at the Centre in the early 1990s, features in a British Museum film about the conservation of a Ndebele beaded blanked.  This is one of a series of films being produced as part of the outreach element of a major HLF grant towards the BM's World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre.

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  • Graduation 2016

    Posted on 2nd December '16

    The MPhil Textile Conservation students who began the 2-year programme in 2014 graduated in Glasgow University's magnificent Bute Hall on 28th November 2016.

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  • Congratulations!

    Posted on 1st September '16

     Congratulations to Frances Lennard who, on August 1st 2016, became one of very few Professors of Conservation in the UK and the only Professor of Textile Conservation.

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  • More research grant success!

    Posted on 10th February '16

    Dr Anita Quye, the Centre's Lecturer in Conservation Science secured a prestigious EU grant: a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Award.

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  • Blog Update

    Posted on 16th September '15

    Sign up for the Centre for Textile Conservation's blog. Its fascinating reports by staff and students give a real insight into the work of the Centre and what it takes to train as a conservator and undertake research in textile conservation.

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  • Major Research Grant Successes

    Posted on 5th August '15

    In a major development, Frances Lennard of the Centre for Textile Conservation has secured two major research grants totalling over £1m. Partners for the two projects include Historic Scotland, the Economic Botany Collection in Kew, Glasgow Museums, the Hunterian Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

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  • Foundation awards student bursaries

    Posted on 5th July '15

    At their recent meeting, the Trustees of the Textile Conservation Foundation considered applications for funding from MPhil Textile Conservation students at the Centre for Textile Conservation.

    Clare Meredith, Chairman of the Foundation, said, "The students' applications this year were particularly impressive. Thanks to our many generous funders we are able to award bursaries to 13 students for 2015-16; bursaries that will make it possible for them to begin, or to continue on, the MPhil Textile Conservation."

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  • PhD Scholarship opportunity at the Centre for Textile Conservation

    Posted on 5th December '14

    Modelling the future: Using engineering to inform tapestry conservation

    We are delighted that a PhD project proposal from the Centre for Textile Conservation and the School of Engineering has been shortlisted for the University of Glasgow’s prestigious Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship scheme.

    The Centre is now recruiting a PhD student to take on the project, starting in October 2015. Ten scholarships will be awarded and the final selection of projects will be based on the quality of both student and applicant. The closing date is January 23rd 2015.

    For more information about this ground-breaking project and how to apply for this unique research opportunity follow this link.

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  • New Chairman for the TC Foundation

    Posted on 21st October '14

    Clare Meredith was elected Chairman at the Textile Conservation Foundation's AGM in October.

    Clare, a conservator with over 30 years' experience, said: "I have always had a particular interest in the training of new professionals and am honoured to have been elected Chairman of the TC Foundation.  The training offered by the Centre for Textile Conservation is second to none and I am delighted that, as Chairman of the Centre's supporting trust, the TC Foundation, I will be able support the work of the excellent staff and students at the Centre."

    Clare succeeds Lucinda Chetwode, who had been the TCF's dynamic Chairman for nearly four years, during the crucial early years of the Centre for Textile Conservation in Glasgow.

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  • Lecturer in Dress and Textile History

    Posted on 24th July '14

    Dr Sally Tuckett will be taking up a new post as Lecturer in Dress and Textile History from September.  Frances Lennard, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Textile Conservation said, "I am delighted that Sally will be joining the textile team here in Glasgow University. We are looking forward to developing new teaching and research links between Textile Conservation and Dress and Textile History."

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  • Successful Open Day 2014 at the Centre

    Posted on 29th March '14

    The fabulous spring sunshine encouraged nearly 150 people to venture out to visit the Centre on the Open Day on 19th March 2014. Visitors included conservation and curatorial colleagues from, among others, the Museum of London, People’s History Museum and Glasgow Museums. Many reprentatives of organisations that support the Centre's work, particularly through bursaries, also joined the Open Day and other visitors included artists, weavers, volunteers from historic houses, friends and family and many more. The day buzzed with enthusiasm from students and visitors alike.

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  • Centre for Textile Conservation - new blog

    Posted on 16th December '13

    Check out the Centre for Textile Conservation's new blog.  With entries by staff and students as well as trustees of the TC Foundation it is a great way to keep up with new developments at the Centre.

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  • Clare Meredith joins the TCF as a Trustee

    Posted on 25th October '13

    Clare Meredith ACR FIIC was elected to the Trustees of the TCF at its AGM on 22nd October 2013.

    The Chairman of the Foundation, Lucinda Chetwode, said: 'the TCF is hugely fortunate to have such a distinguished and highly regarded conservation professional as a Trustee. We are absolultely delighted that Clare has agreed to join the board.

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  • Scottish Charity Registration for the TCF

    Posted on 4th June '13

    The Textile Conservation Foundation Trustees are delighted that their application for registration has been accepted by the Office for the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The Foundation's registration number is SCO44036.

    As the focus of much of the Foundation's work is now the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History at Glasgow University the Trustees wanted to register as a charity in Scotland. The TCF continues to be registered as a charity (269430) and a limited company (1208092) in England and Wales.

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  • PhD student presents research in thesis competition

    Posted on 29th March '13

    Tulika Gupta, a PhD student at the Centre for Textile Conservation recently took part in a '3 minute thesis' competition at Glasgow University,  presentating her research into 'The influence of the British Raj on India Fashion (1858-1947)'.

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  • Successful Open Day at the Centre

    Posted on 28th March '13

    The staff and students at the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History welcomed a huge number of visitors at their Open Day on March 12th.

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  • TCF raises funds for new equipment

    Posted on 30th January '13

    The TCF has raised all the funds needed to enable the Centre for Textile Conservation to purchase an ultra high performance liquic chromatography system (or uHPLC) a cutting-edge scientific tool for historical dye research.

    In order to accommodate the new analytical tool the University of Glasgow has allocated additional space to the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History and has refurbished the space. This new laboratory represents an important expansion of the Centre.

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  • First Karen Finch Bursary winner meets TCC Founder

    Posted on 20th December '12

    MPhil Textile Conservation student Nora Meller is awarded the first ever Karen Finch Bursary.

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  • 'The Real Thing?' conference attracts 120 delegates

    Posted on 10th December '12

     

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  • Centre to hold international conference 6-7 December 2012

    Posted on 12th October '12

    An international conference on authenticity will be hosted on 6th-7th December 2012 by the Centre's Research Network for Textile Conservation, Dress and Textile History and Technical Art History. Find out more details here...

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  • MPhil Textile Conservation students win awards

    Posted on 3rd October '12

    Congratulations to Nikki Chard and Stella Gardner, textile conservation students at the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History who have recently won awards.

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  • Research Network for Textile Conservation, Dress and Textile History, and Technical Art History

    Posted on 5th March '12

     

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  • Karen Thompson joins the staff of the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History

    Posted on 21st September '11

     

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  • Princess Royal opens Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History

    Posted on 11th February '11

    HRH The Princess Royal officially opened The Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History at the University of Glasgow today (Wednesday 9 February).

    Founded by The Textile Conservation Centre Foundation (TCCF) and the University of Glasgow the new teaching and research facility – the only resource of its kind in the UK – succeeds the Textile Conservation Centre at the University of Southampton which closed in 2009.

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  • Future for the Textile Conservation Centre's work at Glasgow University

    Posted on 24th March '10

    Preserving the fabric of the nation’s treasures for future generations, a new textile conservation centre is to be established at the University of Glasgow.

    The Textile Conservation Centre Foundation (TCCF) and the University of Glasgow have agreed to found the new teaching and research facility – the only resource of its kind in the UK – in the University’s Robertson Building.

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  • Discussions on the future of the TCC's work continue

    Posted on 22nd February '10

    The TCC Foundation Trustees are still in detailed discussions with a UK university about key TCC activities being developed there.

    It is hoped that an announcement can be made shortly.  The aim is for two Masters programmes to begin in September 2010.  These would be a two year programme in textile conservation and a one year programme in the history of textiles and dress.

    Please watch this space for more news....

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  • Successful outcomes of TCC tapestry research reported to the sector

    Posted on 22nd February '10

    A dissemination event took place on 10th February 2010 to mark the end of an inter-disciplinary tapestry monitoring research project undertaken by researchers at the Textile Conservation Centre and the University of Southampton’s School of Engineering Sciences.

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