~Care & Conservation~
More On Textile Conservation...
The Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan is a repository for the Ford archives. They are open to the public for research. In addition, they have world class conservation and preservation department and a wealth of information available to researchers. If you would like to know more about conserving your precious vintage and antique linens and textiles, look here:
How To Handle Antique
Textiles & Costumes
Smithsonian Institution Conservation Institute is a wealth of conservation and care information. This page is a comprehensive source and great jumping off point for all conservation.
American Institute For Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is an organization of professional conservators. The purpose of the Textile Specialty Group is to support the professional development of textile conservators. The group includes conservators working at museums, in private practice, universities, regional centers, and training programs and provide a valuable professional network for textile conservation. Packed with conservation information of all kinds.
The Museum of Florida History
An excellent source for quilt and textile storage as well as Florida History in general. Since Linen Cottage is a Florida store, it's a natural partnership. Read this excellent publication on preserving quilts in your home.