International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART E
Role of museum environment for textile conservation and restoration
Author(s): Dr. Vinita Koka
Textiles are an important part of our culture. Future historians will examine the textiles of today to find out about whom we are, how we live and what we value, just as we look at the textiles of previous generations to find out about them. The conservation and restoration of textiles refers to the processes by which textiles are cared for and maintained to be preserved from future damage. Museum environment plays an important role to maximize the life of textiles. The chief cause for decay in textiles is almost always the environment in which they are displayed and stored. Light, temperature and humidity can all contribute to a textiles health or deterioration, depending on their intensity. Additionally, pests, chemicals and pollutants may also cause damage to antique textiles. Airborne chemicals, such as smog or cigarette smoke are also harmful to textiles, and should be avoided if at all possible: high efficiency air filters should be installed throughout the building to reduce the airborne chemicals that may stain, discolour or weaken textiles.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vinita Koka. Role of museum environment for textile conservation and restoration. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(2): 281-282.