This study day introduces rate examples of headwear from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art including: Tudor flat caps, a straw hat purported to be a gift from Henry VIII, and hats by Philip Treacy. Textile conservator Chris Paulocik will discuss the conservation and storage of these unique objects. After lunch at the BGC, artist and textile historian Edward Maeder will demonstrate the construction of selected hats from the eighteenth through twentieth centtury. Participants will learn stitching techniques using straw, ribbons, floral decoration and feathers.

Chris Paulocik is a textile conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Edward Maeder is an artist, textile historian, and former curator of costumes and textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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