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Subject: Call for papers--Preservation of religious textiles

Call for papers--Preservation of religious textiles

From: Foekje Boersma <boersma-ryan>
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2004
Call for papers
Symposium working title: "The Preservation of Religious Textiles"
The Netherlands
September 10, 2005

The international symposium on the preservation of religious
textiles will be organised in the Netherlands, September 10, 2005.
It will precede the triennial meeting of ICOM-CC, which will be held
in The Hague, The Netherlands in the following week. The subject of
the symposium is linked to the theme for the ICOM-CC meeting "Our
Cultural Past, Your Future". The symposium will focus on religious
textiles, especially on preservation issues. The knowledge of the
use (the meaning), manufacturing and proper care of religious
textiles is declining. The long-term preservation of these textiles,
which are often still in use, is therefore in danger. The symposium
will bring together scientists, conservators, curators, collection
managers and clergymen concerned with the degradation of this
important part of our cultural heritage. The aim is to establish an
international forum, which will continue the discussion of this
topic in the future.

Proposals (maximum 750 words) for oral and poster presentations
should be submitted in English, German, French or Dutch before June
13, 2004. They should be accompanied by a brief curriculum vita.
Authors are kindly requested to send their submission by email to
f.boersma [at] helicon-cs__com or lugtigheid [at] skkn__nl.

Notification of acceptance will proceed by the summer, 2004. The
papers will be published as post-prints and should be submitted
together with illustrations prior to the symposium.

This symposium is organised by the Dutch Textile Committee TC
(<URL:>). Founded in 1962, it has
played an active role in the preservation of textiles in the
Netherlands. The committee encourages the gathering and exchange of
information and knowledge in the field of textile (art)history,
manufacturing and use. Special attention is given to the
preservation of textiles, which form an important part of our
cultural heritage. The committee organises conferences and workshops
and issues publications. It also maintains connections with other
textile-orientated organisations both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Further information may be found by contacting:

    Ms. Reni Lugtigheid
    Stichting Kerkelijk Kunstbezit Nederland SKKN
    Mariahoek 16-17
    3511 LG Utrecht
    The Netherlands
    lugtigheid [at] skkn__nl

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