Heather Reichstadt started consultation work in the DFW Metroplex in 2007 and has grown her business significantly since the inception of THE TEXTILE DOCTOR. Starting with museum commissions at such institutions as Dallas’ own DMA, textile conservation services were soon made available to individuals and private collectors for decorative arts and home furnishings.

Having both studied and worked in major international hubs of art and culture, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into each project. Every project is unique. That is why the THE TEXTILE DOCTOR treats and diagnoses on a case by case basis. Let us know what projects we can assist you with!
 
 
  CREDENTIALS AND QUALIFICATIONS

BFA in Art History and Textile Design.
THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF
CHICAGO, IL, 2002.

MA in Material Culture and Archaeological Objects.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, UK, 2005.

Certification in Restoration Arts.
PALAZZO SPINELLI, Florence, Italy, 2003.
COMMISSIONS FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Conservator of Liturgical Textiles, Ermesino: Laboratorio di Restauro. Sienna, Italy, 2003-2005.

Conservator of Archaeological Objects, Israel Antiquity Authority. Jerusalem, Israel. 2005-2007.

Conservator of Jewish Textile Arts, Nahon Museum of Judaica. Jerusalem, Israel. 2006-2007.

Conservator of Inca, Mayan and Pre-Columbian Textiles, Maimon Collection of Peruvian Art, Herzliya Pituach, Israel. 2006-2007.

Conservator for African Ethnographic Textile, Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, Texas. 2007.

Conservator for Coptic Textiles, Tandy Archaeological Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. 2007-2010

Work done for dozens of cultural institutions and private collectors.
 
 
             
 
Miss Reichstadt has been instrumental in helping us establish not only a record and evaluation of our collections but has also brought them up to conservation standards.
Tandy Museum
Dr. Steven Ortiz, Director
 
Temple Emanu-El is extremely grateful for
and proud of the conservation that Heather
Reichstadt was able to execute on the Anni Albers Ark Panels.
Temple EManu-El
Aesthetics Committee of Temple EManu-El
 
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