I am professional conservator, trained in the conservation of a broad range of textiles and related materials such as samplers, tapestries, painted banners, theatre scenery, clothing/costume and accessories, soft toys, archaeological and ethnographic textiles, textile art and upholstery.  I work to stabilize and protect textile objects in order to ensure a longer future for your precious objects.

 

I am available for examinations, treatments, collection surveys, and consultation on: storage, display, handling, pest management and museum quality mounts.  I am also available for lectures on a variety of conservation related topics.

 

I have undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, History of Art and Architecture and Studio Art in addition to a Masters of Art degree in Textile Conservation from the Textile Conservation Centre (TCC), University of Southampton.  I worked as a conservation technician at the Carnegie Museum of Art and was an intern at The Andy Warhol Museum prior to starting the masters program at the TCC.  Since completing the masters program I have been working independently in the Pittsburgh area.

Christine Maurhoff                     Textile Conservator