From Manchester to Montgomery: Textile Conservation in the UK & USA with Howard Sutcliffe

Thursday, October 25 @ 6 p.m.

Howard Sutcliffe is a textile conservator in private practice based in Montgomery, Alabama. After training at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Howard’s professional life has seen him work at several institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, conserving objects as disparate as Tiraz fragments from Medieval Egypt to Kermit the Frog. This presentation will chart his journey, outline the basics of textile conservation practice and theory using examples of past projects along the way, and will finish with a more in depth look at a couple of recent projects by Howard Sutcliffe, textile conservator with River Region Textile & Costume Conservation.

FREE for Museum Donors ($500+ annual giving) | $10 for all other current MMofA Members | $20 for Non-Members | Beer and Wine by donation

SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 19 FOR A RESERVED SEAT.
Delores Young, Delores.Young@MobileMuseumofArt.com, 251.208.5203

This talk is part of a larger Director’s Series, which includes the following talks:

November 15 @ 6 p.m. | Rod Bigelow
“Welcoming All: Launching a New Museum of American Art in the Heartland,” a lecture presented by Rod Bigelow, Executive Director of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. RSVP by November 9.