Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Restoration and Conservation of Textiles and Clothes

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Edita Vujasinović, Prof.
Ph. D. Ružica Brunšek, Assist. Prof.
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology
Course summary 2 (1+1+0)
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Lecture type lectures, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice
Subject content The aim is to introduce students to the role of science in the restoration and conservation of textiles and clothes (term definitions, international organizations, restoration departments). Aging and degradation consequences on textiles i.e. their structures and properties. Their impact on the selection of materials, agents and procedures which provide for the restoration of textile goods, such as: methods and agents in preparing processes, renewal of original structure using proper materials and techniques, as well as textile auxiliaries that may be applied in final finishing, in order to facilitate handling and improve the final look. Conservation procedures with respect to future textile surroundings conditions, so that textile form, durability and property can be preserved.
Aim of course Students will obtain basic knowledge about procedures and methods that can be used in textile restoration and conservation, which will enable them to take an active role in the processes of textile restoration and conservation for the needs of various institutions (museums, galleries, theatres, research centres, schools, etc.)
Literature necessary for course ...: Conservation and Restoration of Textiles, Edited by F. Pertegato, Published by CISST Milan, IT 1982
...: Conservation of Textiles, Book of Proceedings of Delft Conference on Conservation of Textiles, Published by International Institute for
Conservation London, UK 1965
Supplement literature Leene J.E.: Textile Conservation, Butterworth, UK 1972
Plenderleith H.J. & Werner A.E.A.: The conservation of antiques and work of art, Oxford University Press, UK 1989; ISBN 0 19 212960 0
Selected papers from journal Textile History (english language)