[BCMA] Seeking recommendations for textile cleaning

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Hello Melissa
Depending on the fragility of the dress this is something you might be able to do yourself or you could take it to a dry cleaner, but only if you really trust them. Otherwise you can send it to a conservator.

Check out CCI notes, they have one on commercial dry cleaning of museums textiles and on mechanical surfacing cleaning that you can do yourself.

Kelowna Museums does do conservation work for other museums. If you are interested in having me take a virtual look I might be able to give you some advice. You can email me at nbose at kelownamuseums.ca<mailto:nbose at kelownamuseums.ca>

Nikki Bose
Curator of Collections
Kelowna Museum Society

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Hi Everyone,

One of our dresses, made out of silk, wool and cotton, was recently attacked by pests and I am looking for suggestions on how to proceed with having it cleaned. Does anyone recommend a particular company where this item could be sent to for cleaning?

Thank you, in advance, for your suggestions!

Melissa Koftinoff
Nakusp & District Museum

nakuspmuseum at gmail.com<mailto:nakuspmuseum at gmail.com>
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