Please join us for a program on caring for antique textiles by Colleen Callahan. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibit A Feast for the Eyes: Quilts and Textiles from Central Virginia. The light refreshments will be served and the exhibit will be open for tours following the presentation.
$10 per person/Members Free
Colleen Callahan is a costume and textile historian with experience in conservation and as a theatrical costumer. In 2003, the Valentine Richmond History Center* designated Colleen as
curator emeritus of costumes and textiles. While at the Valentine, Colleen managed the museum’s 40,000-piece internationally known collection and curated over twenty art and social history-themed exhibitions. Colleen consults with large and small institutions nationwide on exhibition, collection management and documentation, conservation, and reproduction clothing projects. She is a sought after lecturer and contributor to popular and scholarly publications. Colleen is active in professional organizations including the Virginia Association of Museums and the Costume Society of America, for which she served a term as president. Colleen received her BA in Theatre from Smith College and her MA in Arts Administration: Costume Studies from New York University under a joint program with the Costume Institute of Metropolitan Museum of Art.