Thursday, July 6, 2017

       Chapter Event- Textile Conservation and Preservation

Tuesday August 15, 20176:00-7:30
Clifton Park Halfmoon Library Rooms A and B (upstairs)
475 Moe Road 
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Kayla Silvia, daughter of Latham NG Leader Learay Silvia, will be giving a presentation on conservation treatments of textiles. This will include her experience with textiles, as well as furniture and objects. Kayla will provide tips on how to store some of your textile heirlooms and names of local conservators.
Kayla’s impressive education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Art with a concentration on Art History, with minors in Chemistry and Apparel Textiles. 
She has over 3000 hours of internships in the field, including Peebles Island in NY, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Kayla will be leaving for Glasgow, Scotland in the fall to pursue a two year study program in textile conservation.
Most of us own a textile we would like to preserve, whether it is a family heirloom, or something we picked up along the way.Please join us for a fascinating presentation with a question and answer period to follow.
Remember the library is air conditioned and has an elevator!