Closure of the Textile Conservation Centre

Closure of the Textile Conservation Centre  at Southhampton is on the cards…

Textile Conservation Centre in actionThe TCC is the leading international organisation in the field of textile conservation research, education and practice. Students of conservation, conservation science and museums and galleries study alongside each other, so building a mutual understanding of the wider sector in which they will work. MA Textile Conservation is considered the leading course internationally, with the majority of trained textile conservators around the world having studied at
TCC. The Textile Conservation Centre (TCC) was established as an independent charitable trust in 1975. Based in Hampton Court Place from 1975-1999. Merged with the University of Southampton in 1998 and moved to a custom-designed building on Winchester School of Art campus in 1999.The University of Southampton proposes to close TCC commencing summer 2008 with full closure by September 2009, with the loss of ALL jobs and courses. This petition is to hopefully prevent the closure of such an important academic institution which has a distinguished history and international reputation and to secure the jobs of leading academics within this field.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/TCCClosure/

Textile Conservation CentreLets see what they say about themselves: The Textile Conservation Centre is the leading international organisation in the field of textile conservation research, education and practice. Its work has now broadened to respond to the dynamic social and intellectual challenges of the heritage sector, both nationally and internationally. Students of conservation, conservation science and museums & galleries study alongside each other, so building a mutual understanding of the wider sector in which they will work. High quality teaching, offered by some of the best practitioners in their fields, draws students to the Centre from around the world.http://www.wsa.soton.ac.uk/conservation-and-museums/ Strange that it should ever be mooted to close it!get on that petition NOW! 

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