The present report describes the work produced in the scope of the internship that was part of the master's in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage. The internship was carried out in Círculo Cultural Teatral/Teatro Experimental do Porto and was developed in the field of textile conservation and restoration. An inventory and intervention of part of the textile historical collection of the hosting institution was carried out during the internship. Through visual analysis, complemented by subsequent examinations, we could verify that costumes showed signs of degradation, partly due to regular handling and use, as well as to incorrect storage and packaging. A restoration intervention was conducted in six previously chosen textile costumes and a conservation intervention in the remaining pieces belonging to the collection of the mentioned entity. Other actions were achieved, namely: the identification of materials, the implementation of examination and analysis methods and the adequate storage. This internship has contributed, on the one hand, to support the theatre association in the prevention of its valuable textile collection preparing it for future research and study; on the other hand, preparing the pieces for exhibitions and for the public appreciation.
|Date of Award
|24 Mar 2022
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Laura Castro (Supervisor) & Inês Cayres (Co-Supervisor)
- Teatro Experimental do Porto
- Conservation and restoration
- Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais