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Course on textile conservation

From: Jerome Nhan <jn<-a>
Date: Friday, April 22, 2005
CollAsia 2010 International course on the conservation of textiles
    in Southeast Asian Collections
Leiden, The Netherlands
Aug 24-Sep 17, 2005 (3.5 weeks)


    ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation
    and Restoration of Cultural Property)

    SEAMEO-SPAFA (Southest Asian Ministers of Education
    Organization, Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts)

    National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands

    The Getty Foundation

Aim: The course aims at improving the capacity of professionals
working with Southeast Asian textile collections to devise long-term
conservation strategies. For the purposes of the course, textile
objects will be understood as woven and non-woven structures made of
both natural and man-made materials. The course will examine the
specificity of the materials and techniques used in making Southeast
Asian textiles, the messages contained in the objects and their
significance, processes of deterioration, as well as storage and
exhibition concerns. On the basis of this information, different
conservation options will be discussed and analysed, with a view to
promoting systematic approaches based on applied and low-cost
solutions. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of
networking for professional growth and institutional collaboration,
culminating in participation in the 14th Triennial Meeting of the
ICOM-CC in the Hague at the final phase of the course.

Course Methodology: The workshop will consist of interactive,
participatory sessions, both theoretical and practical. Study visits
to different heritage institutions in the Netherlands will include
joint working sessions with the relevant staff of the host
institution. Participation in the 14th Triennial Meeting of the
ICOM-CC, the largest international gathering of conservation
professionals, will form an integral part of the course programme.

Participants: Twenty heritage professionals working with Southeast
Asian heritage collections. Up to 6 places will be available for
professionals working with Southeast Asian heritage in institutions
outside the Southeast Asia region. At least 3 years of working
experience will be required.

Teaching Team: Conservation and heritage specialists from the
networks of the organising institutions.

Working language: English

Scholarships: Scholarships covering round-trip travel and/or
subsistence accommodation and meals) in Leiden during the course are
available for participants from Southeast Asia. This scholarship
will also cover the participation costs of the ICOM-CC Triennial
Meeting in the Hague.

Application: Please use the specific CollAsia 2010 application form
and submit it to the following address:

    CollAsia 2010, SPAFA,
    81/1 Sri-Ayutthaya Road, Samsen, Dusit,
    Bangkok 10300 Thailand
    +66 2 2804022 9
    Fax: +66 2 2804030
    collasia2010<-a t->seameo-spafa< . >org

Application deadline: 16 May 2005

This announcement as well as further information on the CollAsia 2010
programme can be consulted at <URL:>.

Jerome Nhan
CollAsia 2010 Programme Consultant

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