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Centre for Textile Conservation – Working with GSA Archives and Collections

Over the last few months, the Archives and Collections have been working with students from the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Textile Conservation (CTC).  The students are currently working on a project to conserve T-shirts from two of our collections. The CTC published a blog on the project a few weeks ago, which has been reproduced below.  The original blog can be found at  You can also follow the CTC on Instagram @UofG_CTC.  A collaborative

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Fraser Taylor and The Cloth

Project Fraser Taylor graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a Bachelor of Art degree in printed textiles in 1981 and went on to study for a Master of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London. Here he met and collaborated with fellow RCA students David Band, Brian Bolger and Helen Manning to form The Cloth, a highly successful design studio. In 2014 Taylor donated an archive of material relating to

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Fraser Taylor

About Highlights Related POsts View in Catalogue In September 1977, Fraser Taylor enrolled as a full-time student on the general first year course at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). While at school he had attended Saturday drawing classes in the Mackintosh Building. During first year, in the Blythswood Square Building, Fraser formed a group of friends including fellow student David Band. Through socialising and working this group connected to Glasgow’s wider creative scene. The

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Conserving the Collections: An Update

This week GSA’s Collections Development Officer Michelle Kaye provides an update on conservation activities. I’m pleased to share an update on the status of the conservation of material from the Archives and Collections that was affected by the fire in GSA’s Mackintosh Building in May 2014. Textiles As part of the HLF-funded Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project, the majority of GSA’s textile collection had been conserved and beautifully housed in bespoke conservation grade packaging. When

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The Final Mount Down!

  As you may have seen in some of our previous blog posts, we have been enjoying working in collaboration with University of Glasgow Textile Conservation students this academic year. They have been busy repackaging our Fraser Taylor and Glasgow 1999 Festival t-shirts recently and we were pleased to get the newly beautifully boxed garments back last week. The students have kindly allowed us to re-blog the following piece about their experiences… All images courtesy

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Textile repackaging

Archives and Collections have just finished a large textile repackaging project, linked with the textile digitisation project we wrote about in our recent blog.  This project was completed with the hard work and enthusiasm of six student volunteers from the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Textile Conservation. We have been repackaging the textiles to protect them for current and future generations and allow for easier retrieval from storage.  The transparent packaging also allows the textiles themselves to be

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