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Tuesday, May 14 • 11:15am - 5:00pm
Natural Dyes, Mineral Colors, and Synthetic Dyes on Textiles TICKETED

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This workshop will address the use of dyes and pigments from the eighteenth century to the present using textiles from the Historic Textile and Costume Collection and the Textile Science Laboratory. The workshop will also cover two other topics of value to conservation professions including dye identification—from sophisticated to simple—and dye-fastness issues. Participants will tour the Textile Conservation Laboratory, Historic Textile and Costume Collection, and the Textile Science Laboratory.

Lunch will be provided for workshop participants. Transportation will be provided from the Mohegan Sun – bus departs at 11:30am. Please arrive at 11:15am to board the bus.

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Susan J. Jerome

Collection Manager, URI Historic Textile and Costume Collection
Susan J. Jerome is the Collection Manager at the University of Rhode Island's Historic Textile and Costume Collection. She facilitates the collection’s mission of teaching, research, and exhibition; also, is a lecturer, consultant, textile conservator, and part-time employee at... Read More →
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Rebecca Kelly

Conservator, University of Rhode Island
Rebecca J. Kelly is a textile historian and conservator. She has worked as a conservator holding positions at The Preservation Society of Newport County, and later the Museum at FIT. She continues to work as a consultant assisting numerous organizations and private clients with the... Read More →
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Dr. Margaret T. Ordoñez

Scientist/Researcher, Ordoñez Textile Conservation Services
Taught textile conservation classes in the graduate programs at Kansas State University and the University of Rhode Island; retired from URI in 2017 and set up Tenasi Textile Conservation Services in Tennessee. MS and PhD in textiles and clothing departments at the University of Tennessee... Read More →
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Dr. Linda Welters

Professor, University of Rhode Island
Dr. Linda Welters teaches courses in history of fashion, research methods, and material culture; she is Director of the Graduate Program as well as Director of the Historic Textile and Costume Collection; her area of specialization is the cultural history of textiles and fashion... Read More →