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calthorpes' house collection Assessment

 

Project

Calthorpes' House collection assessment

Client

ACT Historic Places Trust

Services

Collections Management

Description

The Calthorpes' House Heritage Collection contains over 800 items, representing a complete documentation of a middle-class Australian home from the late 1920s to the 1950s. ICS was commissioned to undertake a detailed condition assessment of the textile collection, which includes over 550 items, such as clothing, soft furnishings and manchester. In addition, recommendations for the future management and care of the collection were made, in conjunction with the development of a Conservation Management Plan for the collection.

Outcomes

  • Condition assessment of each textile item, including photographing and measuring
  • Development of care and maintenance recommendations for each textile item (in total over 550 items)
  • Development of prioritised conservation treatment schedule
  • Provision of specialised advice pertaining to cultural significance of the textile collection

Links

Calthorpes' House

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Calthorpes Sewing Thread

Box of cotton thread from textile collection

Calthorpes Dresses

Dresses from textile collection

Calthorpes Dining Room

Dining Room, Calthorpes' House

Calthorpes Table Setting

Set of doilies from textile collection