MCI has collaborated with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) to conserve a group of photographically illustrated quilts from the museum's collection. Typically, photographs are exposed and printed onto a paper, glass, metal for film primary support. The photographs on the ACM quilts are exposed and printed onto a textile support which allows them to be flexible enough to be incorporated into the quilts.

Here are a few publications from the project:

Brogdon-Grantham, Shannon A., Kavich, Gwenaelle, Lam, Thomas, Parker, Annaick, and Doutriaux, Miriam. 2019. "Preserving Photographically Illustrated Quilts." Collections Quarterly, 3, 23-24.

Parker, Annaick. 2018. "Help us identify these families!" Anacostia Community Museum Community Documentation Initiative Blog:

Parker, Annaick, Brogdon-Grantham, Shannon, Doutriaux, Miriam, Kavich, Gwenaelle M., and Lam, Thomas F. 2019. "A Context-Based Approach to Conserving Photographs On Textiles." In Papers presented at the 2019 Photographic Materials Group Session of the American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting un Uncasville, Connecticut. Washington, DC: American Institute for Conservation, Photographic Materials Group. In Topics in Photographic Preservation, 18.