Your Vintage Keepsake: A CSA Guide to Costume Storage and Display

By: Margaret T. Ordoñez

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From family heirlooms to vintage purchases, almost everyone has some item of beautiful clothing or some treasured accessory worthy of preservation. The choices made in storing and displaying costume collectibles will determine not only their longevity but also their future value. This concise, clear guide by Margaret Ordonez is issued by the Costume Society of America, whose members bring their collective expertise to bear on consumers' most frequent and most crucial questions about costume care. In simple and unambiguous terms, Your Vintage Keepsake offers options for storage, guidelines for prevention and treatment--such as vacuuming garments to remove dust and minimize insect damage--and instructions for displaying apparel and accessories, even under glass.

Title: Your Vintage Keepsake: A CSA Guide to Costume Storage and Display

Author: Margaret T. Ordoñez

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $9.95

Categories: Archival Supplies,

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press:

ISBN Number: 096764450X

ISBN Number 13: 9780967644509

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 32 pages, 6 x 9, 16 color photos, paperback, Texas Tech University Press

Seller ID: 64450X

Description: From the Costume Society of America
From family heirlooms to vintage purchases, almost everyone has some item of beautiful clothing or some treasured accessory worthy of preservation. The choices made in storing and displaying costume collectibles will determine not only their longevity but also their future value. This concise, clear guide by Margaret Ordoñez is issued by the Costume Society of America, whose members bring their collective expertise to bear on consumers' most frequent and most crucial questions about costume care.
In simple and unambiguous terms, Your Vintage Keepsake offers options for storage, guidelines for prevention and treatment-such as vacuuming garments to remove dust and minimize insect damage-and instructions for displaying apparel and accessories, even under glass.
The Costume Society of America advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. The over 1700 members include curators, historians, artists, designers, librarians, entertainers, educators, and students. For more than twenty-five years, the Costume Society of America has stimulated scholarship, disseminated informa- tion, helped raise the profile and credibility of costume-related fields, and acted as a clearinghouse on all aspects of dress and appearance. Towards that end, it is initiating a series of publications with the first guide to storage and display of costume in the home.

About Author
Margaret T. Ordoñez, a twenty-year member and former director of CSA, teaches historic textiles and costume and textile conservation at the University of Rhode Island, where she is director of the Historic Textile and Costume Collection. She has published articles on textile conservation, archaeological textiles, and Rhode Island quilts. Most recently, she co-authored and wrote a chapter on printing eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cotton fabrics for the forthcoming book Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents
What is the best place to store a clothing collection?
Is hanging or boxed storage best for garments?
How can you design and make a padded hanger?
Is a dust cover needed for garments inside a closet?
Why is cotton fabric the best material for dust covers?
Are special papers and boxes needed for safe storage?
Are plastic products safe to use for storage?
Are cedar chests good storage areas?
Can garments be safely stored in boxes?
How can you minimize folds and wrinkles in boxed storage?
How should garments be prepared for storage?
When is rolled storage an option for clothing or accessories?
Can accessories and memorabilia be stores with garments?
What will protect a garment collection from insects?
What should you do if you find clothes moths or carpet beetles?
How can garments be vacuumed safely?
Can moldy fabrics be treated like insect-infested textiles?
Can furs be safely stored at home?
How can damage from exposure to light be minimized?
Can garments be displayed if not under glass?
How should garments or accessories be framed under glass?
Can a shawl be hung on a wall safely?
How can garments be safely displayed on dress forms or manikins?
Should vintage garments be worn?