Manchester Art Gallery

Taking inspiration from armadillos: an update on costume conservation

Student Becky Doonan from Glasgow University’s Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History explains how she “took inspiration from armadillos and the way that their overlapping plates allow them to curl and uncurl” during her conservation of a 1950’s Dior dress from the collection housed at Platt Hall Gallery of Costume.

Read Becky’s blog post here: Taking inspiration from armadillos: articulated forms as a way of creating rigidity with movement

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