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Muffie Austin

Textile Conservation Services, LLC
Director
Fernandina, FL
Muffie Austin is the owner and conservator of the Textile Conservation Services LLC, a company specializing in the preservation of textiles both historic and modern. She has over 34 years experience and was a conservator at both the Textile Conservation Center and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, both in Massachusetts; as well as Assistant Director and Field Service Director at Textile Conservation Workshop in NY. Ms. Austin has worked for museums, historical societies, universities and private clients. In addition, she gives workshops and lectures,on site consultation and condition surveys. She has experience in diverse types of textiles both flat and 3 dimensional. Examples include costume, samplers, tapestries, flags and banners, quilts, stuffed animals, dolls, and beaded textiles.