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Subject: Symposium on textile conservation

Symposium on textile conservation

From: Jenny Barnett <andelos>
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2000
Focus on Textile Conservation
November 13-17, 2000

Introduction: The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (
ICN), The Dutch Textile Committee (TCM) and the Textiles Working
Group of the ICOM International Committee for Conservation are
organizing a whole week dedicated to the conservation of textiles.

November 13-14. Archaeological Textiles.

    Conservation and research: The ICOM CC Working group Textiles
    and the ICN have organized an interim meeting which will focus
    on the conservation of archaeological textiles. One day will be
    devoted to textiles from a wet archaeological context; the next
    day will be focused on textiles from a dry context. The
    preservation of the integrity of the textile object and its role
    as a carrier of information will be the central theme.

November 15. Conservation workshops and museums.

    Tours to textile conservation workshops and museums with
    important textile collections will be organized.

November 16. "Textile conservation, past--present--future".
    The Dutch Textile Committee will hold one of their traditional
    "Textile days". Many Dutch textile conservators are concerned
    about the erosion of the technical and theoretical knowledge of
    historic textiles in the Netherlands. The aim of the day is to
    take stock of the situation locally and internationally. The
    Past will focus on the history of textile conservation and the
    changing ethical viewpoints. The Present will focus on the image
    of the textile conservator in general and on various textile
    conservation workshops: the speakers will attempt to challenge
    this image. The Future focuses on recent developments in wet
    cleaning techniques.

November 17, Conservation workshops and museums

    Tours to textile conservation workshops and museums with
    important textile collections will be organized. This will a
    repeat of the tours on 15 November.

Location: The symposia will be held at The Netherlands Institute for
Cultural Heritage which is located on the newly landscaped Museum
Square close by the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the
Municipal Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam.

    Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage
    Gabrielmetsustraat 8
    1071 EA Amsterdam

Publication: only the summaries will be published.
Fees: Archaeological Textiles: Conservation and research. DFL.200
Textile conservation, past--present--future. DFL 100, DFL 50 for
members of the Dutch Textile Committee
Conservation workshops and museums. Tours are at own cost. Public
transport will be used.

For more information and registration forms, please contact ICN,
Focus on textile conservation, at the above postal address or
tex.symp [at] icn__nl.

Judith Hofenk de Graaff +31 20 305 4730
Jenny Barnett +31 20 305 4662
Annette Kipp +31 20 305 4650

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