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Workshop on Peruvian textiles

From: Camille Breeze <museumtextiles<-a>
Date: Monday, August 25, 2008
Museum Textile Services is pleased to announce that the 2009 Ancient
Peruvian Textiles Workshop will take place from January 11-21, 2009
in Lima, Peru. The theme of the 2009 workshop is "cotton." We will
document, conserve and mount pre-Columbian cotton textiles from the
collection of the Huaca Malena Museum


Prior to the start of classes we will make a three-day excursion to
Northern Peru to visit the Bruning Museum in Lambayeque, the Sican
National Museum in Ferrenafe, and the archaeological site of Tucume.
At Tucume we will have a hands-on lesson in cotton spinning and

This course is geared toward museum professionals and others with
museum sensibilities and excellent hand skills who want to learn
about textile conservation and pre-Columbian cultures while visiting
Peru. Past students have included conservators from all disciplines,
archaeologists, weavers, historians, and textile aficionados ranging
in age from college students to retirees. To see photos from past
years please visit


The course cost is $1,000 per person. This includes up to eleven
nights of double-occupancy accommodation, ground transportation,
tuition, and guides. Single rooms may be available upon request at a
higher cost. This fee does not including airfares, return
transportation to the airport after the course, lunches, or dinners.

Please email Camille Myers Breeze <museumtextiles<-a t->gmail< . >com> for an
application form or for more information.

Camille Myers Breeze, Director
Museum Textile Services
Andover, Massachusetts

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Received on Monday, 25 August, 2008

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