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Care of Textile Heirlooms

Elizabeth Griffin holds a Masters degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She has trained and worked at the Costume Institute and the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and was awarded a Getty Internship at the Chicago Historical Society, Chicago. She worked at the Institute of Archaeology and Cultural History, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway as Cultural History Conservator.


Work includes conservation projects at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and Ontario Heritage Trust. She has taught graduate conservation courses at Queen’s University and presented conservation topics in Canada, the USA and the UK. In private practice since 2001, her projects and services range from advisory services to treatments including cleaning, repair, stabilization, and preparation of artifacts for display and storage for a number of institutional clients and private collections. Major projects include treatment of large European tapestries, a series of century flags and banners, as well as early costumes in the Stratford Theatre Archive.


With an interest in research aspects and the background of objects, the type of cultural artifacts treated ranges from decorative art, fine art, furnishings and upholstery, costume, ethnographic pieces, and personal heirlooms.

October 21, 2017, 1:00 pm, 620 Spadina Ave., Registration: $20

 

Later Event: November 18
Gerdan Making