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Stipends for Latin American conservators to attend NATCC meeting

From: Claudia Iannuccilli <ciannuccilli<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2005
The North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) is
pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Getty Foundation,
a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, to provide
financial support for 45 textile conservators from South and Central
America to attend the fifth biennial NATCC meeting, "Recovering the
Past: The Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Textiles,"
November 9-11, 2005 in Mexico City, Mexico.  The grant will cover
the costs of registration and round-trip, economy-class airfare.
"Recovering the Past" will focus on the conservation, research,
diffusion, and exhibition of archaeological and ethnographic
textiles. The conference is co-sponsored by Mexico's Instituto
Nacional de Antropologia e Historia and is dedicated to Irmgard W.
Johnson, who has worked for over fifty years to research, rescue and
preserve the textile designs of several ethnic groups of Mexico.

The NATCC meeting in Mexico City includes 22 papers and 15 posters.
The paper and poster presenters will come from 15 countries,
including 8 from Mexico and 5 from South American countries.  About
half the papers will be given in Spanish and half in English; with
simultaneous translation will be provided. The preprints for the
conference will also be printed in English and Spanish, with
English, Spanish, and French abstracts.  As in past years, the
conference will also feature workshops and tours.

The NATCC program is designed so participants can learn both
formally, through the papers and posters presented, and informally,
by discussions of papers in question-and-answer sessions, meeting
with poster presenters, and in discussions with colleagues during
breaks, lunches and tours.  The conference size (about 200-250
participants) and specific focus on conservation of archaeological
and ethnographic textiles will also help to facilitate interchanges
of ideas and knowledge among the participants. Conservators and
conservation students who are citizens of and living in South and
Central American and Caribbean countries may apply for Getty funded
support for the NATCC 2005 meeting.  (NATCC also has funds available
for registration support for textile conservation students and
textile conservators who cannot receive any institutional support to
attend the meeting.) Applications for support will be reviewed and
ranked by a selection committee; selection criteria will be based on
professional standing, need, and capability and willingness to
disseminate information from the conference to colleagues after the

Applications for Getty and NATCC funded support are due September 1,
2005.  To obtain an application form and for more information on
financial aid, contact:

    Emilia Cortes,
    paramodepisba56<-a t->yahoo< . >com


    c/o Textile Conservation
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028, USA.

For complete conference details and registration, please see

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