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Sunday, May 15 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
(Textiles) Digital Mapping in Textile Conservation – New Documentation Methods with MetigoMap 4.0

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Comprehensive documentation is key to conservation. Successfully used for many years in the heritage sector and for the conservation of paintings, the mapping software MetigoMap is a helpful tool for object documentation, analysis as well as planning, costing and promoting a conservation project. The condition of an object can be monitored and digitally updated over years to come. The software gives the opportunity to accurately overlap historic photographs in order to analyze and compare the objects condition in the past. As a free lance conservator in Germany since 2013, I have had the opportunity to use MetigoMap in various ways. Through case studies, this paper will demonstrate the use of the software in the field of textile conservation. Examples: The analysis of 16 C. tapestry and evaluating original vs. high quality material in weaves from the 1900’s. The pattern reconstruction and presentation of a rare 15 C. silk lampas through picture montage which will remain hidden to the visitor. The interpretation of the condition, detailed planning and calculating of the proposed treatment for an 18 C. wall-hanging. The software helps to record and evaluate the condition of an object in every day conservation questions but also gives the opportunity to react quickly in a case of emergency needing only high quality pictures as an work base.

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Christine Supianek-Chassay

Textile Conservator, Textilrestaurierung Supianek-Chassay
Christine Supianek-Chassay trained as a textile conservator in Germany after a career change from being an optician. In preparation and as part of her conservation degree Christine worked at different local as well as international textile conservation studios. Stations were the German... Read More →

Sunday May 15, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 511 A/D