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Conference on textile conservation

From: Patricia Ewer <paar>
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999
Conservation Combinations
North American Textile Conservation Conference
Textile Symposium 2000
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina
March 29-31, 2000

The Second Biennial Symposium of the NATCC will be hosted by the
Biltmore House Textile Conservation staff.  The meeting will take
place at the historic Grove Park Inn, an Arts and Crafts landmark
located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

The symposium theme, "Conservation Combinations," will explore
collaborations between textile conservators and other professionals.
Collaborative projects involve textile conservators and scientists,
curators, designers, artists, archeologists, other conservators,
etc. Registration information is forthcoming.  For more information
contact the Textile Conservation Staff, Biltmore House, One North
Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, USA; 828-274-6270; Fax:
828-277-3454; E-mail: textilescon [at] biltmore__com.  Or visit the
web-site: <URL:>

Conference Presentations:

Keynote Address:
    Elizabeth Wayland Barber
    "The Mummies of Chinese Turkistan"

    J. Barnett
    "Dudok's Town Hall in Hilversum:  The Reconstruction of the
    Interior Textiles"

    D. Blum, S. Reiter, and V. Whelan
    "The Ormerod Bedcover:  Research and Treatment"

    N. Buenger
    "Wet with Blood:  The Investigation of Mary Todd Lincoln's

    I. Calinescu and C. Varnell
    "The Resurrection of an American Film Star: The Beloved Cowardly

    B. Cases and A. M. Rojas
    "Preventive Conservation:  Technical Recording and Making a
    Reproduction of a Late Chinchorro Infant-Mummy"

    J. Eisenberg and H. Irgang
    "Shade of Faith:  The Conservation of a Painted Sukkah Interior"

    S. Foskett
    "Are Yeez 'appy:  The Framing and Installation of Banners for
    the Museum of Scotland"

    S. Francois, C. Brault, and M. M. Brooks
    "Memoire Corporative: Strategies in Creating a Theatrical
    Costume Collection While Performing Arts"

    J. Gardiner,  J. Carlson, L. Eaton, and K. Duffy
    "That Fabric Seems Extremely Bright:  Non-destructive
    Characterization of Nineteenth Century Mineral Dyes via XRF

    R. Hanson
    "Melding Eighteenth Century Traditions with Twentieth Century
    Technologies:  Creche Crisis Culminates in Christmas

    K. Kiefer and J. Scheer
    "Expanding Conservation Cleaning Options: Collaboration with a
    Professional Drycleaner"

    S. Mathisen and C. Perrone Da Zara
    "Collaborating Over Seas:  The Textile Conservation Project at
    Villa La Pietra"

    Dr. N. Odegaard, M. Jacobs, M. Pool, and T. Braun
    "Threads and Treads: Woven Sandals from the Southwest"

    O. Negnevitsky and T. Schick
    "Conservation and Study of Four 6000 Year-Old Textiles From the
    Judean Desert"

    L. Roman and A. Gutierrez
    "Conservation Treatment of an Eighteenth Century Mexican Feather

    J. Vuori, D. Hartin, S. Tse, and A. Maheaux
    "Local Stain Removal from Oceanie, la Mer by Henri Matisse:  The
    Development of a Reducing Bleach Technique Using a Textile
    Suction Disk, Ultrasonic Mister and Airbrush"

In addition to the symposium special tours will be made to:

    The Southern Highland Craft Guild
    Biltmore Estate
    Carl Sandburg Home and Cradle of Forestry
    Penland School of Crafts

Special textile exhibitions will be held at:

    Asheville Art Museum, "Remnants of Memory"
    Blue Spiral Gallery, "Contemporary Fiber:   6 + 6"
    The Southern Highland Craft Guild Gallery at the Folk Art
    Center, "Save the Sheep"

The North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) was
founded in 1994. The goal of the NATCC is to provide opportunities
for textile conservators, curators, scientists, and other related
textile professionals to meet and publish.  Our aim is to be an
inclusive organization with a regular rotation of steering committee
members.  The first symposium, "Fabric of an Exhibition: An
Interdisciplinary Approach," held in Ottawa in 1997, was well
attended and we are pleased with the steady demand for the
publication.  The program for our next meeting in Asheville, North
Carolina in March of 2000 promises to be equally stimulating,
informative, and enjoyable.  Future meetings will be hosted by other
institutions throughout North America.  The NATCC Steering Committee
currently has the following members: Deborah Bede, private practice;
Julia Burke, National Gallery of Art; Linda Eaton, Winterthur
Museum; Patricia Ewer, Biltmore House; Catherine C. McLean, Los
Angeles County Museum of Art; Jane Merritt, US Department of the
Interior, National Park Service; Chris Paulocik, The Costume
Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Sara Reiter, Philadelphia
Museum of Art; Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss, National Museum of American
History, Smithsonian Institution; Deborah Trupin, New York State
Bureau of Historic Sites; Cara Varnell, private practice; Jan Vuori,
Canadian Conservation Institute

Patricia Ewer, Conference Chair

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Received on Saturday, 13 November, 1999

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