The discussion series "Redemption: Tapestry Preservation, Past and Present" celebrates the conservation of the tapestry Christ Is Born as Man's Redeemer in the collection of The Cloisters, a project that took over thirty years. The two-day symposium gathers scholars together for conversation and presentations on the history and methods of tapestry conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and in European collections.
Marlene Eidelheit, Director and Head Conservator at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine's textile conservation laboratory, introduces the day's events. Then, Benjamin Heyman of Chevalier Conservation explains the Chevalier method, using both present and past examples of tapestry cleaning to illustrate its unique applications and benefits.
Benjamin Heyman, Scientific and Technical Supervisor, Chevalier Conservation, Paris, France; introduced by Marlene Eidelheit, Director and Head Conservator, The Textile Conservation Laboratory, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York
This symposium is made possible by the Quinque Foundation.
Additional support has been provided by the Kawasaki Good Times Foundation.
Learn more about the Burgos Tapestry:
Learn more about Chevalier Conservation: