How to Solve(NT) a Problem: Implementing Commercial Dry Cleaning in a Textile Conservation Setting

Sophia Daniel
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

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Title
How to Solve(NT) a Problem: Implementing Commercial Dry Cleaning in a Textile Conservation Setting
Contributor Names
Daniel, Sophia (Author)
Bloomfield, Nicole (Thesis advisor)
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice (Degree granting institution)
Date
2023
Degree Information
M.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2023
Department: Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
Advisors: Bloomfield, Nicole
Committee members: Davidson, Hilary; Byrd, Sarah; Carlson, Brooke
Abstract
This qualifying paper is an investigation into the past and current state of how commercial dry cleaning (solvent cleaning) is being used as a treatment option in textile conservation. Literature on the topic of dry cleaning in conservation is for the most part dated. Additionally, there is a barrier of entry into treatment as machinery is expensive and requires working with someone who owns and knows how to operate the equipment. An update on the current uses of dry cleaning in the conservation field and changes in the dry cleaning industry would be beneficial to those wishing to expand treatment options for collections in their care. Investigating the topic of solvent cleaning will be accomplished through tracing developments and literature review to better understand where commercial dry cleaning stands in the field of textile conservation in terms of application. This text will also act as an overview of how to process works so those interested in utilizing dry cleaning as a treatment have a resource that combines several areas of research.
Keywords: Commercial Dry Cleaning; Conservation Treatment; Dry Cleaning; Solvent Cleaning; Textile conservation; Textiles
Subject
Textile research
Fashion
Chemistry
Dry cleaning
Solvents
Textile fabrics
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Identifier
FIT Repository ID: etd_000942
ISBN: 9798379897604
pqdiss: 30522306
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Language
English
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Citation

Daniel, S. (2023). How to Solve(NT) a Problem: Implementing Commercial Dry Cleaning in a Textile Conservation Setting [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120817
Daniel, Sophia. How to Solve(NT) a Problem: Implementing Commercial Dry Cleaning in a Textile Conservation Setting. 2023. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120817
Daniel, Sophia. "How to Solve(NT) a Problem: Implementing Commercial Dry Cleaning in a Textile Conservation Setting." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2023. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120817