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Subject: Call for Papers--North American Textile Conservation Conference

Call for Papers--North American Textile Conservation Conference

From: Claudia Iannuccilli <ciannuccilli>
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Call for Papers

Recovering the Past: The Conservation of Archaeological and
    Ethnographic Textiles
5th Biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference
Mexico City, Mexico
November 9-11, 2005

    "Where there are textiles there is civilization"
    F. Arechabala

In the designs and techniques of archaeological textiles, weavers
worked their lives, their dreams, their relationships with nature,
and their conceptions of the universe. Today's weavers preserve in
their fabrics their customs, the ancestral memories of their towns,
and their identities. The conservation of archaeological and
ethnographic textiles is a challenge that must be approached with
careful methodology and an interdisciplinary point of view.

The fifth biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference
(NATCC) will focus on the conservation, research, diffusion, and
exhibition of archaeological and ethnographic textiles of every
country. This conference is dedicated to Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson,
who has worked for over fifty years to research, rescue, and
preserve the textile designs of several ethnic groups of Mexico.
Among her many publications are: "The Candelaria Cave Textiles";
"The Mexican Textiles: Production and Techniques"; "Design Motifs on
Mexican Indian Textiles"; "The Mexican Huipiles in Chiapas, Mexico";
"Twine-Plaiting; A Historical Technical and Comparative Study";
"Chiptic Cave Textile from Chiapas, Mexico".

Conservators, curators, ethnographers, archaeologists,
anthropologists, historians, conservation scientists, and other
specialists working with archaeological and ethnographic textiles
are invited to submit proposals for presentations on topics that may
include: conservation treatments (past, present and/or under
development), analysis and/or documentation, and the curatorial,
trafficking and management issues raised by these textiles.
Abstracts up to 250 words in length must be submitted by October 1,
2004. Proposals for posters should also be submitted by this date.

Speakers will be notified by December 15, 2004 if their submissions
are accepted. Papers may be presented in English or Spanish, with
simultaneous translation. There will be one complimentary
registration for each paper selected. Papers will be published by
INAH-NATCC as pre-prints in English and Spanish, with abstracts also
in French, and made available for general sale after the conference.
Papers will be due April 15, 2005.

All submissions should consist of the speaker's name, address,
e-mail, and fax number, a short one paragraph biography, the title
of the submission, and 250 word abstract. If possible, submit
abstracts in both Spanish and English via e-mail (with abstracts
attached in RTF format)

Submit abstracts to

    Shannon Elliott
    Museum Studies Program
    Rm 6003
    Roberts Library
    130 George Street
    University of Toronto
    Toronto ON M5S 3H1 CA
    shannon.elliott [at] utoronto__ca

For questions or information about the 2005 North American Textile
Conservation Conference "Recovering the Past: The Conservation of
Archaeological and Ethnographical Textiles", contact:

    Rosa Lorena Roman Torres
    Escuela Nacional de Conservacion, Restauracion y Museografia
    Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia
    Mexico. Gral. Anaya 187
    San Diego Churubusco
    Coyoacan 04120, Mexico D.F
    +52 55 5604 5188 (phone/fax)
    +52 55  5604 5163 (phone/fax)
    jbgclove [at] prodigy__net__mx
    and natcc.informes [at] inah__gob__mx

    Ma. Judith Eunice Gomez Gonzalez

    Museo Nacional de Antropologia
    Subdireccion de Etnografia,
    Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia
    Av. Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi
    Col. Chapultepec
    Miguel Hidalgo 11560
    Mexico, D.F.
    +52 55 5553 6364
    judy_gomez [at] hotmail__com

Claudia Iannuccilli

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:8
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-8-016
Received on Tuesday, 20 July, 2004

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