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Conservation in Colour: Innovations and experiences in creating colour for textile treatment and display
Friday 8th November 2019, 10am - 4.30pm

People's History Museum, Manchester

£15 for Icon members

Booking deadline: Friday 20th September 2019

The Icon Textile Group would like to present a one day symposium and knowledge exchange on the topic of using and creating colour in textile conservation practices. The day will comprise of paper presentations on the topics of digital printing, non-invasive overlays of faded textiles, painting and pencil colour application, as well as an insight into textile conservation at PHM. There will be a more informal roundtable discussion on current dye practices, and a ‘show and tell’ session giving the opportunity for those attending to share their tips and tricks of colour techniques.

We would encourage all attendees to bring something to share at the ‘show and tell’ session, please email Elizabeth-Anne Haldane ( by 18th October 2019 with details of what you would like to share in order to help with our planning of the day.

This symposium will coincide with the Textile Society conference ‘The Power of Colour’ taking place on Saturday 9th November 2019 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. (Further details here). The Textile Society has generously offered members rates for Icon Textile Group members attending both events.

In addition to this there will be tours of the Whitworth Art Gallery on Sunday 10th November 2019, more details on this to follow.

From 10-11am there will be tea/coffee available and an optional tour of the People's History Museum textile conservation studios and selected galleries. Please indicate if you would like to attend this tour when booking.

Following the symposium, there will be an organised evening event for those staying in the local area, please indicate if you would like to attend this when booking. More details to follow.