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What is the Deliberately Concealed Garments Project?
The Deliberately Concealed Garments Project is supported by the the L.J. Skaggs and Mary D. Skaggs Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB). It is being undertaken at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton. The research project was instigated by Dinah Eastop (Senior Lecturer TCC) in 1999. Acknowledgements
The project has four main aims:
1. To encourage deliberately concealed garment finds to be reported and documented.
2. To raise awareness of and develop a better understanding of this folk practice.
3. To advance conservation techniques and practices that can be used to sensitively preserve such finds.
4. To use the garments found and reported to learn more about textile and dress history, and folk traditions.
Advice on what to do if you find a concealed garment.
Last updated: 13 August, 2002