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Workshop on pre-Columbian textiles

From: Camille Breeze <museumtextiles>
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Museum Textile Services <URL:> is
pleased to announce that its 2007 Pre-Columbian Textile Workshop
will take place from January 10-19, 2007 in Lima and Trujillo, Peru.
This hands-on conservation course is geared toward students,
professionals, and others with museum sensibilities and good sewing
skills who want to learn about textile conservation and
pre-Columbian cultures while visiting the amazing country of Peru.
The goals of the 2007 course are to document, conserve, and mount
pre-Columbian hats, caps, and other head gear from the site of Huaca
Malena <URL:>.

The beginning of the course will consist of a three-day excursion to
Trujillo, Chan Chan, and Huaca de la Luna in the North of Peru. The
class will then return to Lima for a weekend of instructional museum
visits, including Pachacamac and Huaca Malena. A full week of
hands-on conservation classes will follow. Our classroom space will
be donated by the Yachay Wasi Institute of Conservation and

The workshop is limited to eight non-Peruvian students and four
Peruvians. Spanish is not necessary. Cost (not including air fare)
is $800 for single accommodation or $700 for double, and includes
ground transportation, tuition, and guides. Students will also be
asked to purchase and bring approximately $20 in conservation
supplies for use and donation.

For more information, please contact Camille Myers Breeze
<museumtextiles [at] gmail__com>

Camille Myers Breeze
Museum Textile Services
24 Elm Street, PO Box 5004
Andover MA 01810 USA

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