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Located at the de Young, the George and Marie Hecksher Textile Conservation Center provides for the preservation, conservation and scientific study of the Museums’ permanent textile collection, which currently numbers more than 13,000 pieces. The center itself has been specifically designed to accommodate the collection’s largest works, including a partial set of monumental 500-year-old European tapestries, the largest of which measures about 15 by 27 feet, as well as the smallest works, including fragments from ancient Coptic textiles.
The Textile Conservation Center comprises a dry room, a wet room with slanted floor and a dye room.
Please click on the links below to download research relating to Textile Conservation
New Lab Space, New de Young, by Sarah Gates and Beth Szuhay
Long-Term Support Enables a Conservation Triumph, by Sarah Gates
The Triumph of Prudence and the Triumph of Fortitude, by Sarah Gates