It is good for the public understanding of conservation

A number of weeks ago, The New York Times published an article by Alexandra Jacobs in its Sunday Styles section (“ The Runway vs. Auntie’s Closet”; online title” America’s Great Divide — About How to Archive Its Fashion”, November 20, 2016) on the underlying premises of two very different costume exhibitions—“American Style and Spirit” at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan and “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion” at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Among those quoted about the Henry Ford exhibit is Edward Maeder who oversaw the conservation work and co-authored the book that accompanies the exhibition. It is always good for the public understanding of conservation when the involvement of the conservator in the making of an exhibition is noted.