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Symposium on textiles

From: Julia Brennan <julia<-at->
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
"Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time: Textiles and Dress at the
    Thai Court and Beyond"
Bangkok, Thailand
November 5-9, 2013

The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (QSMT) on the grounds of the
Grand Palace, Bangkok, will host an international and
multi-disciplinary symposium. The museum, which opened in May 2012,
collects, displays, and preserves textiles from Thailand and
Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on the heritage of Thailand and Her
Majesty's collections of ethnographic, royal and personal textiles.

The 4 day program includes presentations by significant scholars
from Thailand, Japan, China, Singapore, USA, UK and others. It will
bring together a diverse group of people who share an interest in
the history of royal textiles, their trade, use, and conservation.
Talks will cover topics such as Indian, Chinese, and Cambodian
textiles for the court of Siam; Thai influences on Burmese royal
dress; a late 19th century collection of Indonesian batiks collected
by Rama V; dressing modern royalty, and the preservation of royal
collections in Thailand, Bhutan, UK and Singapore. The Conservation
Session, chaired by Julia Brennan, will include talks by
conservators from the Heritage Conservation Centre in Singapore, the
Royal Textile Academy in Bhutan, Hampton Court Palace UK, and the

The presentation program is augmented by special tours to see
behind-the-scenes of the QSMT, as well as private collections that
are not often open to the public.

In addition to the program, there is a one-day pre-symposium tour of
Bangkok, and a 4-day textile tour of weaving villages of North-east
Thailand, led by members of the QSMT.

It promises to be a stimulating and fun gathering, in the heart of
South East Asia, and devoted to royal textiles.

For further information, programs, tours, registration and payment,
please consult


Julia M. Brennan
Senior Consultant to the QSMT

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Received on Wednesday, 28 August, 2013

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