‘Most I saw were very dirty, some very ragged and all of very coarse cloth’: the conservation of the nineteenth-century student gown in the Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Thompson, K., Coupar, S. and Benner, J. (2012) ‘Most I saw were very dirty, some very ragged and all of very coarse cloth’: the conservation of the nineteenth-century student gown in the Hunterian, University of Glasgow. In: Transactions of the Burgon Society. Burgon Society, pp. 36-45. ISBN 9780956127297

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Abstract

A rare and important 19th century student gown in the collection of the Hunterian Museum had survived remarkably intact over the years, but to ensure its future long-term preservation, it was sent to the University of Glasgow Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History for conservation. This paper describes the history of the gown, and details of the decision making and the work of the conservator involved in its preservation.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thompson, Mrs Karen and Coupar, Dr SallyAnne
Authors: Thompson, K., Coupar, S., and Benner, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Publisher:Burgon Society
ISBN:9780956127297
Copyright Holders:Copyright 2012 Burgon Society
First Published:First published in Transactions of the Burgon Society 12: 36-45
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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