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Conference on textiles

From: Christine G. Bennett <c.g.bennett>
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2006
Textiles and Text:  Re-establishing the links between Archival and
    Object-based Research
Third Annual Conference of the AHRC Research Centre for Textile
    Conservation and Textile Studies
11-13 July 2006

The primary focus of this conference is the interrelationship
between archival and bibliographic research and the study of extant
objects. Sessions will consider how archival and bibliographic
research can inform our knowledge of textiles and dress, in terms of
their production, consumption, dissemination and deterioration and
in turn, how the study of extant objects can give added depth to
this analysis. Alternative techniques for investigating textiles and
how scientific and photographic analytical techniques can provide
clues that cannot readily be gleaned either from the objects or
written sources will also be explored.

Provisional Programme

Tuesday 11 July 2006

    Keynote address:

        Penny Sparke
        Pro Vice-Chancellor (Arts), Kingston University

            Researching Interiors: The example of the 'Chintz Lady',
            Elsie de Wolfe

    Into the Archive:

        Sue Kerry

            Using and researching at a business textile archive

        Philip Sykas, Manchester Metropolitan University

            Abundant images and scanty text: reading textile pattern

        Fiona Handley
        Research Fellow, AHRC Research Centre for Textile Studies
        and Textile Conservation, Winchester

            'I have bought cloth for you and will deliver it myself'
            Using documentary sources in the analysis of the
            archaeological textile finds from Quseir-al-Qadim, Egypt

    Other Strategies:

        Jane Malcolm-Davies
        Research Fellow, AHRC Research Centre for Textile Studies
        and Textile Conservation

            'Wherein Taylors may finde out new fashions':
            Constructing the Costume Research Image Library (CRIL)

        Maria Hayward
        AHRC Research Centre for Textile Studies and Textile
        Conservation, Winchester

            Looking at armour to understand textile: Unlocking one
            facet of Henry VIII's wardrobe

        Edward Maeder
        Historic Deerfield, USA

            A portrait, two dresses, two samplers and a burning
            steam ship

Wednesday 12 July 2006

    Illuminating dress history--untapped resources:

        Lee Clatworthy
        Textile Conservation Centre

            Henry Temple (1676-1757), first Viscount Palmerston's
            Account Books: An untapped source for records of
            mourning in the eighteenth century

        Emma Gillo, University of Brighton

            From Haute Couture to Ready-to-Wear?  An illustration of
            the usefulness of object analysis in assessing style
            diffusion within the British ready-to-wear industry

    East and West:

        Elizabeth Kramer
        Research Fellow, AHRC Research Centre for Textile
        Conservation and Textile Studies, Manchester

            A paradise of pretty girls: the kimono and perceptions
            of Japan

        Julia Petrov
        University of Brighton

            Dragon Robes and Prairie Ladies: the incongruity between
            archives and artefacts

        Sarah Cheang
        London College of Fashion

            Chasing the dragon: researching Chinese textiles in
            early-twentieth century domestic interiors

    Textiles and trade--Florence as a trading city:

        Cinzia Maria Sicca
        University of Pisa

            Fashioning the Tudor Court.  Hans Holbein, the
            Florentine Bardi and Cavalcanti company and the image of
            the modern English courtier

        Bruna Niccoli
        University of Pisa

            Costume at the Court of Cosimo and Eleonora de Medici.
            On fashion and Florentine textile production

    Domesticity explored and challenged:

        Barbara Burman
        University of Southampton

            'A linen pocket, five keys and a prayer book':
            approaches to a history of women's tie-on pockets

        Alice McEwan, independent scholar

            The Anti-macassar in fact and fiction: how textual
            resources reveal a domestic textile

    Collaborative approaches: curators, conservators and dress

        George Dalgleish and Lynn McClean
        National Museums of Scotland

            Thrissels and Thistles:  Scottish Covenanting Flags of
            the 17th century

        Maria Jordan and Mika Takami
        Historic Royal Palaces

            The Purple Puzzle: The object spoke

        Hilary Davidson
        and Anna Hodson
        The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian

            Joining Forces: the intersection of two replica objects

Thursday 13 July 2006

    Approaches uncovered by conservation:

        Cordelia Rogerson
        Textile Conservation Centre

            Understanding the full story: Acknowledging intimate
            interactions of textiles and text as both help and
            hindrance for preservation

        Karen Thompson and Mike Halliwell
        AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile

            Deciphering text hidden within a 1718 coverlet:
            Documentation of papers hidden within an early
            eighteenth century coverlet using transmitted light

        Bernice Morris
        Philadelphia Museum of Art

            Jewish Ceremonial Textiles and the Torah

    Uncovering institutions:

        Isabella Campagnol Fabretti
        University of Udine

            Laces and Documents: The IRE and Pieta Collections in

        Joyce Taylor Dawson
        University of Southampton

            Undated, Unattributable and Unfinished: Forgotten
            samplers and their re-evaluation through archival

    Censorship and omission from the record:

        Sarah Norris
        Manchester Metropolitan University

            'Inoffensively Feminine': First World War Military
            Concert Parties, Female Impersonators and their dress

        Jessica Hemmings
        University of Southampton

            Silenced Voices, Speaking Textiles

Conference Fee: UKP100.

A booking form, together with further information, is available at
<URL:> or contact the Conference
Secretary  cgb1 [at] soton__ac__uk

Booking deadline: 1 June 2006.

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