Madelaine has just completed her Bachelor of Arts with a Specialist Major in Culture and Heritage. She has a particular interest in textiles, combining her love of historical costumes and clothing design. Madelaine entered her degree three years ago as a mature-aged student looking to learn new skills and make new connections. Now, at the end of her time at the University of Canberra, Madelaine has made the leap into the heritage sector with the knowledge and skills to make her mark.
Although initially only interested in textile conservation, the course work Madelaine undertook in her degree has sparked an interest and greater understanding of Indigenous cultural awareness and practice as it relates to the culture and heritage sector. Madelaine looks forward to the opportunity to develop further understanding and knowledge in this field of study in her future learning.
Pair of shoes after treatment
Pair of shoes worked on for unit "Cultural Significance of Patina"
Detail of beaded vamp and toe after treatment
Detail of pair of shoes worked on for unit "Cultural Significance of Patina" showing beaded and lace overlay on vamp and toe
Lace fibres under microscope
Microscopic view of fibres obtained from lace overlay