The Costume and Textile Specialists

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Newbold Richardson
602 South View Terrace
Alexandria, VA 22314


Phone: 571-224-5641
Website: www.costumeandtextile.net
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Full Service Costume and Textile Consultants

C&TS offer Appraisals, Conservation, Storage Solutions, Reproduction Clothing, Workshops and Training, Exhibition Development and Installation, Collection Assessment and Documentation for all historic, contemporary, and ethnic fashion and textiles.

Silk Show Quilt, c1885 before treatment

Silk Show Quilt, c1885 before treatment

Silk Show Quilt after treatment

Silk Show Quilt after treatment

Appraisals

Newbold Richardson brings a specialists knowledge and over 11 years experience appraising fashion, historic and ethnic clothing, and textiles for IRS donation, estate distribution, or insurance replacement. All appraisal reports are in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and follow the guidelines of the American Society of Appraisers.

One of a collection of samplers appraised for insurance replacement.

One of a collection of samplers appraised for insurance replacement.

Collection Management

As Curator Emeritus of the Valentine, Richmond History Center, Colleen over saw the care and exhibiton of a 40,000 piece costume, quilt, and textile collection. She brings over 25 years of experience to the unique challenges of funding, displaying, and documenting clothing, accessories, and flat textiles.

Workshops and Training

Colleen and "Newbie" regularly offer day long workshops designed for volunteers and staff of museums and interested individuals in the unique requirements for the conservation, storage, mounting for exhibition,and documentation of historic clothing, quilts, and textiles.

Recent Award

The Costume and Textile Specialisdts received a 2009 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award, which honors women and minority entrepreneurs in Virginia, Maryland, WAshington, DC, and Delaware.