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Behind the Scenes: Conserving Textiles

4 October 2022

Learn about the multilayered methods used in textile conservation through this in-depth look at a pair of Ottoman-era shoes.

Museum of Islamic Art

In this video, part of a six-part series highlighting the work of conservators at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), textile conservator Tatiana Zhdanova talks us through her craft. A lover of the extensive MIA collection of textiles, especially those of Mongol and Sogdian origins, Tatiana details the intricacies of conserving these notable artefacts, including a pair of shoes belonging to a wealthy noblewoman from the Ottoman Empire, dating back to the late 18th/early 19th century.