Treatments are executed by the Director, Harold F. Mailand, and/or by specially trained and supervised associates. Sarah Noggle, Associate Conservator, is a master weaver, dyer, and instructor. Mr. Mailand is a Fellow of AIC. He was selected as a Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellow to pursue research in the traditions of preserving textiles and costumes. Since 2002, he has been the instructor for “Care of Textiles” at the International Preservation Studies Center. He has lectured on preservation issues in England, Italy, Germany, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 2015 the Textile Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) designated him the award for outstanding contributions to the field of textile conservation.  The Costume Society of America (CSA) designated Harold the 2018 Fellow award.

Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the Nonspecialist, 92 pages, authored by Harold Mailand and Dorothy Alig, is the third revision of the first stand-alone volume by Mailand in 1978. It is designed to assist the private collector and institutional staff with appropriate care options for textiles and costumes. Northern States Conservation Center describes the book as: “the clearest textile care publication available. Gives an overview of how textiles are damaged and what can be done to stop or slow the damage. In-depth information on cleaning, storing and displaying textiles. Excellent color plates.” Copies are available via: Indianapolis Museum of Art–Museum Store, (317) 923-1331, ext. 181 or 245, info@discovernewfields.org