Cleaning an Antique Christening Dress?

My father's 1901 christening dress in showing signs of wear and tear after being used many times over the years. I would like to use it for my great granddaughter's christening, but don' know the safest way to clean it. What is safe way to wash it?

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By Fran H.

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful
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Since this is delicate and sentimental please don't try to clean it yourself. Find a good dry cleaner that clean with "archival" quality products. If you have a local art museum the curator might be able to suggest one.

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

It depends on the fabric. I agree about contacting a local museum. You can also check on the internet on how to clean antique clothing. You need to be very careful with it.
I used to collect antique clothing and there are books on the subject.

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