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Christine Supianek-Chassay

Textilrestaurierung Supianek-Chassay
Textile Conservator
Erfurt, Germany
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 Textile Museum Krefeld, the French Textile Museum in Lyon, and the American Textile Museum in Washington DC. Christine graduated in 2007 from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne as a Diplom Textile Conservator focusing in her thesis on decision making in textile conservation. Before starting her own conservation studio Christine worked over a period of 5 years as textile conservator at the Museum of London. During this time she was involved in all museum work tasks, conserved and mounted many objects for permanent and temporary exhibitions with main focus on three dimensional objects conservation and mannequin making. She trained as a museum courier and had the opportunity to become an ICON accredited textile conservator. Since spring 2013 Christine works as a freelanced conservator in her home town Erfurt in central Germany. She is working for regional churches and Museums building expertise in digital mapping and continues working with 2 and 3 dimensional textile objects.

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