ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums, meetings


If you are interested in the workshops scheduled for the next weeks or months, please check the websites below. These ETN members organize international workshops on a regular basis. 

- Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. American Tapestry Alliance ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to this exhibition. 
Deadline : October 15, 2018. + info
- LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 edition. In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846. The shortlist of finalists will be announced in January 2019 while the winner will be announced at the exhibition of finalist works in Japan in the spring of 2019.
Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2018. +info
- 16th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, organized by the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz will take place between
October 5, 2019 and March 15, 2020. It is being called under the topic Breaching Borders and, for the first time, it will be an open international competition with the works selected by an international jury. Deadline November 30, 2018. +info
- The 8th World Textile Art WTA Biennial usually held in American countries will move to Europe in 2019. Madrid, Spain, will host the Biennial from
September 17 - November 3, 2019. The Biennial will offer five salons: Large Format Textile Art-Indoors and Outdoors, Small Format Textile Art, Photography Textile Image and Video Textile Art. Deadline for applications:  March 24, 2019. +info

Meetings in 2018:

  • 14 to 18 November 2018 Sites of Interchange
    The Courtauld Institute of Art, London United Kingdom
  • 14 to 18 November 2018 The sixth edition of Costume Colloquium dedicated to Textiles in Fashion – Creativity in Context will be held in Florence, Italy 14-18 November, 2018. The Advisory Committee is seeking new and unpublished papers for the Costume Colloquium VI: Textiles in Fashion – Creativity in Context conference.  As with all the previous Costume Colloquium conferences, presentations can be made on material of a theoretical and/or practical nature. Not only informative, but also inventive and creative presentations are welcome.
    Deadlines: June 14th 2017 –
    extended to July 30 2017: Abstract submission deadline. Your proposal abstract and brief autobiography must be received via email no later than midnight Italian local time.
    Please follow the instructions on the website.
    For further inquiries please contact:
  • 15 to 16 November 2018 Arts, Artists, Materials and Ideas Crossing Borders - University of Cambridge, Hamilton Kerr Institute , Cambridge, United Kingdom,
  • 16 November 2018 The Pasold 2018 Conference,
    Fifty Years of Textile History: Cloth, Dress and Fashion
    Veranstalter/Ort - THE PASOLD RESEARCH FUND - Garden Room & Terrace Gallery
    Museum of London - 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
  • 6 to 7 December 2018 : Gedächtnis aus Plastik - Kunststoff sammeln
    Museumsakademie Joanneum, Wien (AT),
  • 13 to 16 February 2018 : Textile Ecologies: Environmental Aesthetics and Transmaterial Dynamics of Cloth
    College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, New York
    Hilton Midtown - 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • 22 February 2019 Konferenz: 100 Jahre Bauhaus - Akademie der Künste
    Berlin, Deutschland - Docomomo Deutschland lädt Akteure aus Wissenschaft, Lehre und Praxis ein, die eingebunden sind in Prozesse der Erhaltung, Konservierung, Renovierung oder Transformierung von Gebäuden, Stätten und Nachbarschaften des Modern Movement, sich mit folgendem Thema zu befassen: 100 Jahre Bauhaus: Was interessiert uns heute an der Moderne?
  • 2 to 5 May 2019 11. Jahresmitgliederversammlung nmt, Berlin (D),
    Dieses Mal sind wir zu Gast im Lette-Verein Berlin. Der Lette-Verein ist eine Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts für schulische Berufsausbildungen sowie Träger von drei Berufsfachschulen, eine Fachschule und drei Schulen des Gesundheitswesens in Berlin.
    Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts - Viktoria-Luise-Platz 610777 Berlin -
  • 16 to 18 May 2019 ZONEMODA CONFERENCE 2019: “Be cool! Aesthetic Imperatives and Social Practices” - Rimini (IT) - Department for Life Quality Studies, Palazzo Ruffi-Briolini, d'Augusto 237 - 47921 – Rimini, Italy - Website of the event >
  • 7 to 8 October 2019
    The next General Assembly and the CIETA congress will be held in Krefeld (Germany) at the Deutsches Textilmuseum from 7 to 9 October 2019, followed by an excursion day on Thursday, 10 - October.
    The general theme will be "Dyestuffs and Colours in Textiles – Materiality and Significances". CIETA Members are invited to propose papers on this theme: The invention of aniline dyestuffs in the middle of the 19 th century caused a revolutionary change in textile production and fashion, making textiles of a wide range of colors available to new groups of consumers. Until then, dyestuffs had been costly commodities, some of them traded across long distances, even from one continent to another. In the hands of an experienced dyer, the precious substances could create beautiful effects, enhancing the inherent qualities of wool, silk, linen or cotton and contributing to their absorbing or reflecting light. Work-shops or production centers could specialize in individual colors; preferences for certain colors or color schemes characterized periods and places. In subtle shades or bold statements, colored textiles were appreciated both as materials for dress and accessories, and for the furnishing of sacred and profane spaces. They could also constitute a language, indicating different levels in a hierarchy, allegiances to rulers, religious orders, political parties or sports teams, or the events in a liturgical calendar. An important element of heraldry, colors and color combinations represent families, towns or countries and also guilds, brotherhoods and other social groups. Until today, colored textiles serve as tools of communication transmitting codes and statements to an audience. In recent times, the long-term effects of the degradation of dyestuffs and mordants in textiles have proved challenging, both in the conservation of textile objects and in their appreciation by specialists and the general public.
    You will receive a Call for Papers by mail the next days; we will be pleased
    to receive your proposals until 15 September 2018 (deadline).
  • 17 September to 3 November 2019 VIII Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil Contemporáneo WTA - 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA -
    For the year 2019 the Organization will move to Europe and Madrid (Spain) will host the 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA.
    The 8th WTA Biennial will offer five Salons for International Calls, an Invited Artists Exhibition, and an Invited Country Exhibition.
    The International Juried Salons will be shown at the following venues: Centro Art Complutense-Sala C arte C (Complutense University Madrid-UCM), Alfonso XIII Botanical Garden (UCM) and The Costume Museum.

  Past meetings (see also archive):
  • 8 to 10 November 2018 Doktorand*innen-Tagung: „How to ...? Tipps und Tricks für die Promotion“. 13. dgv-Doktorand*innen-Tagung , Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Maximilianstr. 15 - D- 79100 Freiburg ,
  • 29 October 2018 Konferenz: Exploring Textiles and Textile Working From Prehistory to AD 500 - University of Liverpool (UK) , School of Arts Library - Deadline CfP: 14.09.2018
    The conference on “Exploring Textiles and Textile Working from Prehistory to AD 500” welcomes papers from post-graduates and early career researchers in a variety of disciplines that focus on archaeological textiles and textile working implements throughout the world, from prehistory to AD 500.
    Those who would like to present a paper at the workshop are kindly requested to submit an abstract (max. 200 words) to the organisers at no later than 14th of September. The length of the proposed paper should not exceed 15-20 minutes. Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information at the beginning of your abstract.
  • 2 to 3 November 2018 Sites of Interchange
    The Courtauld Institute of Art, London - United Kingdom
  • 26 October 2018 Dress and War: Clothing and Textiles at Home and Abroad During the First World, War Era, 1910 - 1920, The Association of Dress Historians (ADH), London , United Kingdom
    The Association of Dress Historians will observe the centenary of the end of the First World War by hosting an international conference that explores clothing and textiles at home and abroad during the First World War Era, 1910–1920. >
    For more information, please email: -
  • 26 to 28 October 2018 Volkmann-Treffen 2018 will take place in Berlin in collaboration with the Museum of Islamic Art. The Treffen will begin on Friday evening of two new furnished Carpe Galleries.
    It will continue with lectures on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday 28th in the lecture hall of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Matthäikirchplatz 4-6 in 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten. Dietlinde und Christian Erber cordially invite you.
    Ingenieurbüro für Baustatik, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Erber,
    Schmied-Kochel-Str. 13, 81371 München, Deutschland
    Telefon:  089 / 76 73 63 - 60, Fax:      089 / 76 73 63 - 63 -
  • 17 to 21 October 2018 the 3rd Meeting of Mesoamerican Textiles, Oaxaca Textile Museum, Fundacion ILAM, Miguel Hidalgo 917, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Mex.,
    Tel. (+52) 951 501 1104,
    The Textile Museum of Oaxaca (MTO) invites all persons devoted to the creation, preservation, study, and propagation of textiles. As part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MTO, this meeting will be dedicated to the memory of Ernesto Cervantes (1902-1985), an Oaxacan art collector whose legacy is preserved in various places in this city.
  • 1st September to 20 October 2018 Contextile 2018 is the 4th Edition of this Contemporary Textile Art Biennial. The program takes place in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from 1st September to 20th October 2018. The Competitive International Exhibition will be composed of 50 artworks from 50 artists, selected by an international jury who will also award an Acquisition Prize and Honourable Mentions at the biennial’s opening. Deadline for applications: 25th February 2018. info:
    Contextile 2018 will host two artistic residencies to happen between 15th June and 28th July 2018 in Guimarães, Portugal. The techniques used must be Jacquard, Printing and/or Guimaräes embroidery.The proposals should have as reference the 2018 Biennial's thematic concept (In)Organic. Deadline for applications: 12th February 2018. +info:
  • 1 September to 10 October 2018 Contextile 2018, International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art. Vilaflor Palace and other venues. Guimaräes, Portugal. +info
  • 4 to 6 October 2018 Kulturwissenschaftliche Textil-, Mode- und Kleiderforschung Wien - Akademie der bildenden Künste, Schillerplatz 3, A – 1010 Wien, Tel. (+43) 1 588161818,
  • until 8 October 2018 Sehnsucht nach Textilistan (Nostalgia for Textilistan).  Special Exhibition Room at Textiles Zentrum Haslach. Stahlmühle 4, A-4170 Haslach.
  • 25 to 27 September 2018 Art and Textile Production in Medieval Spain - Museo del Traje, Avenida de Juan de Herrera 2, ES – 28040 Madrid,
    Tel. (+34) 915504700, - - This conference aims to analyse medieval textile production from a cross-sectoral approach, focusing on the Mediterranean as an area of confluences that gave rise to varied manufactures with common links. The meeting, which will be attended by international specialists in textile research, proposes to re-examine assumptions on the production, functionality and circulation of these luxury objects. The collecting of these works, with regard to their archaeological and artistic value, as well as textile conservation, will also be considered.
  • 27 to 28 September 2018 Colloquium: Dressing the Early Modern - Abegg-Stiftung, Werner Abegg-Strasse 67, CH – 3132 Riggisberg, Tel. (+41) 31 808 1201, -
  • 19 September 2018 Sustainable Fashion London 2017 - Crowne Plaza, Battersea London - Kontakt: Debbie Moorhouse:
    This annual conference organized by the International Society For Sustainable Fashion and taking place during London Fashion Week September 2018, will be an opportunity for designers, industry practitioners, higher education professionals and researchers to speak about their work and present research within the key themes of sustainable design, ethical production, retail and consumption, and education.
    Participants are invited to submit abstracts for a 15 minute presentation on all aspects of sustainable fashion. The presentations will also be published in the ISSF official journal.
    or speaker presentations please submit abstracts of around 250 words and 60 words biography including email and affiliations. Applications should be sent to Debbie Moorhouse:
    Submissions Deadline: 1st August 2018.
    The event will take place on 19th September 2018 at a central London venue for 1 day during London Fashi.on Week
  • 21 to 22 September 2018 Der Orient in der Schweiz -
    Universität Zürich, Schweiz -
    Im Zentrum der an der Universität Zürich veranstalteten Tagung und eines anlässlich des Europäischen Kulturerbejahres 2018 durchgeführten Workshops steht die im Rahmen des Publikationsprojektes „Der Orient in der Schweiz – L’Orient en Suisse“ in Einzelbeiträgen behandelte orientalisierende Architekturtradition der Schweiz.
  • 12 to 14 September 2018 Critical Costume 2018 - An international conference and exhibition - Dr. Rachel Hann, - University of Surrey, UK -
    Registration for Critical Costume 2018 at the University of Surrey from 12-14 September 2018 on ‘Costume Ethics’ is now open.There are special rates available for independent artists and postgraduates, along with 1-day options. The schedule will be announced in August.To register, please follow the link below:
    Full 3-day Registration bands:
    - Fully waged academic: £200
    - Independent artist: £90
    - Postgraduate: £90

    1-day Registration options available for Thursday and Friday:
    Fully waged academic: £90
    -  Independent artist: £40
    - Postgraduate: £40

    Optional dinner at Guildford Cathedral: £40
    see our website for details: - If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Rachel Hann (email: or Prof. Sofia Pantouvaki (email:
    From conception to reception, costume has the potential to complicate political, moral, and aesthetic systems that flatten costumes into bodies and bodies into costumes. Whether acts of cultural appropriation or the apparent invisibility of costume designers and makers within the analysis of bodily art practices, the intersection between ethical relativism and the potential for costume to claim bodies – to (dis)empower, enact politics, or be risky – exposes the critical territory and social paradoxes that acts of costuming negotiate.
    For Critical Costume 2018, we ask what are the principal opportunities and challenges that the provocation(s) of ‘costume ethics’ poses to designers, artists, and scholars. We approach the peculiarity of costume as a liminal method of appearance that is consciously designed and performed. Consequently, we invite contributions that debate the permissibility, authorship, or risk of costume and costuming.
  • 13 to 14 September 2018 Structuring Fashion – Foundation Garments through History, International Conference organised by Johannes Pietsch (Bayerisches National-
    museum, Munich) and Jenny Tiramani (The School of Historical Dress, London) - Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Prinzregentenstrasse 3, D-80538 München, Germany
    We recommend that you
    book your accommodation well in advance because there will be an international fair in Munich from 14 September.
    Conference fee: 180,00 EUR (including coffee and lunch breaks, museum tickets, guided tours and an evening event)
    Excursion fee: 60,00 EUR (including transport by coach, museum tickets and lunch) .
    Internationally renowned experts like Valerie Steele (FIT New York), Alexandra Palmer (ROM Toronto), Peter McNeil (UTS Sydney), Amalia Descalzo (ISEM Madrid) and Denis Bruna (MAD Paris) will be among the speakers of the conference.
    The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum preserves the world-famous pair of silk bodies worn by Countess Palatine Dorothea Sabina around 1598. This extremely rare garment is in very fragile condition and thus has been safely stored for decades. Now it will be presented to the public exclusively from September to December 2018, which coincides perfectly with the publication of this pair of bodies in the new volume of the Janet Arnold Pattern of Fashion series, which is being continued by members of The School of Historical Dress.
    On Saturday,
    15 September, 2018, an additional excursion to the Miedermuseum will be offered, which is a small but unique museum entirely dedicated to corsetry and situated in Heubach, a former centre of European corset industry.
    Seats are limited to 160 (and 50 for the excursion), so you should register soon.
    Registration ends on 30 June, 2018.
    12 to 14 September 2018 Internationale Tagung zu historischer Unterkleidung
    Das Bayerische Nationalmuseum besitzt eine Sammlung historischer Kleidung von Weltrang mit einer großen Anzahl früher Stücke, also aus dem 16. und 17. Jahrhundert. Die Ausstellung des berühmten Untermieders der Dorothea von Pfalz-Neuburg (gest. 1598) von September bis Dezember 2018 sowie das Erscheinen der Publikation „Patterns of Fashion 5“ nimmt das Bayerische Nationalmuseum zum Anlass, in Kooperation mit der School of Historical Dress am 13. und 14. September 2018 eine internationale Tagung unter dem Titel „Structuring Fashion – Foundation Garments through History“ zu organisieren. Weltweit führende Experten werden über Unterkleidung zur Formung der modischen Silhouette vom Mittelalter bis ins 21. Jahrhundert referieren.
  • from 7 September 2018 Textile Art of Today 2018 is the fifth edition of this international art project that aims to show contemporary professional textile art and its latest trends. It also includes a category of student’s art works of art schools. The show will open on 7th September 2018 at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava (SK) and will later tour through four Central European countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary).  Deadline for applications: 16th April 2018. info: 
  • 27 to 29 August 2018 Roberta Orsi Landini: Workshop on Lampas - Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Vadianstrasse 2, CH – 9000 St. Gallen - Tel. (+41) 71 222 1744, -
  • 20 August 2018 Changing Global Hierachies of Value, University of Copenhagen, National Museum of Denmark, Dänemark,
  • June to July 2018 Registration is already open for the 11th International Shibori Symposium organized in Japan (June-July 2018) by the World Shibori Network. The Symposium spans three regions of Japan, connecting the contemporary art and fashion hub of Tokio, traditional shibori and design centers in Nagoya, and rural folk traditions in Yamagata and Yonezawa, exploring their shared legacies of craft and local industry: safflower, indigo, shibori. +info:
  • 28 to 29 July 2018 Webermarkt in Haslach (A) - ACHTUNG! Das Webermarktwochenende findet eine Woche später statt als bisher üblich! -
  • 9 to 12 July 2018 Visual Representation of Empresses and Queens from the 17th Century till today, University of Winchester United Kingdom
    In our panel we aim to take a closer look at the visual representation of empresses and queens. While Marion Romberg (Vienna) concentrates on the 17th century, Christine Engelke (Munich) puts emphasis on contemporary images. In order to give a complete overview of the modern art history, we are interested in studies that deal with female monarchs in the 19th century.
    The questions we would like to focus on are: How did their public image look like? Did it differ from the visual representation of the male ruler?
    Info >
  • 26 to 27 June 2018 Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts - Yale University and Paris Spies-Gans, Princeton University , New York , USA -
  • 28 to 30 June 2018 Objekte mit Geschichte - Umgang mit Änderungen, Reparaturen und Restaurierungen an historischen Textilien, - Fachgruppe Textil Verband der Restauratoren (VDR) e.V. Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Nürnberg Germany - Die Tagung am Germanischen Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg hat die Auseinandersetzung mit bewusst vorgenommenen Veränderungen an historischen Textilien zum Ziel. Unabhängig davon, welche Veränderung in Form, Funktion und Aussehen ein Textil in seiner Nutzungszeit durchlaufen hat – zur Konzepterstellung einer Konservierung und Restaurierung gehört die korrekte Beurteilung und Interpretation solcher Veränderungen.
  • 26 to 27 June 2018 Session Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts , Yale University and Paris Spies-Gans, Princeton University , New York, USA
    Info -
    This interdisciplinary panel explores ways in which elite women wielded power through the active fusion of politics and art. Domestic and other private spaces often provided fertile ground for the cultivation of wide-ranging artistic production. In these spaces, women made decisions that both mirrored and diverged from the (often public) actions of their male contemporaries.
    - A second theme strand centres on the relationship of Art Nouveau works and artists with politics,
    - while the third strand explores the importance of drug use and/or attitudes towards sex in Art Nouveau artists.
    - A final section on research and doctoral theses in progress completes the programme.
  • 27 to 30 June 2018 African Connections - Session: Material Morphosis: Trajectories, connectivities and transformations in fashion and design
    Leipzig Germany - African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.)
  • 27 to 30 June 2018 Art Nouveau - 3rd coupeDefouet
    University of Barcelona
    & Barcelona City Council , Barcelona, Spain,
    In this third edition of the coupDefouet Congress, the main thematic strand proposes to look into new perspectives on Art Nouveau heritage of cities by means of cinematographic language.
  • 12 June to 13 June 2018 Veranstaltungsprogramm Europäische Textilakademie Bozen
    „Praktischer und theoretischer Fortbildungskurs in der Textilkonservierung-Restaurierung“ - Referent: Irene Tomedi - Europäische Textilakademie - Laubengasse 71, Bozen, BZ 39100
    Italien -
  • 13 to 16 June 2018 Women's Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918 - 2018)
    After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment "from the spoon to the city", and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design. Though the scope of the project is European, the scholarly and professionals communities are invited to submit papers related not only to Europe’sgeographical framework but also its transcontinental aspects. The main purpose of the MoMoWo Symposium is to map the general state of research about tangible and intangible cultural heritage created by women in 100 years, in order to give a new impetus to broaden studies in Europe and beyond. MoMoWo’s Scientific Committee defined seven main topics in order to achieve a thematic balance able to provide an extensive oversight of the academic researches and professional experiences.
    Campus Lingotto - Turin, Italy -Infos >
  • 14 to 16 June 2018 Designästhetik: Theorie und soziale Praxis
    Die Tagung intendiert einen theoretischen wie praktischen Rahmen zu entwickeln und Indikatoren für die Leistungen einer "Designästhetik" zu diskutieren, mit der sich Design als kontextabhängiges und komplexes Verfahren von Codierungen beschreiben lässt. Das bedeutet, dass die Tagung im Allgemeinen einen genuin theoretischen Blick in die Designforschung einführen möchte, der beispielhaft zu belegen und zu veranschaulichen vermag, wie Design durch Medien und deren Ästhetiken gemacht, verwendet, erhalten und auch verworfen wird. Die Tagung will u.a. Studierende und Promovierende aus den gestalterischen Fächern mit solchen aus der Kulturwissenschaft, den Philologien und der Philosophie zusammenführen, um ihnen die Möglichkeit zu eröffnen eigene Forschungsprojekte zu erproben, vorzustellen und interdisziplinär zu reüssieren. Eine Publikation der Beiträge in der Reihe "Medien- und Gestaltungsästhetik" (transcript) ist vorgesehen.
    Veranstalter/Ort: Arp-Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck - Remagen, Germany
    Kontakt: Prof. Dr. Stefan Neuhaus (Universität Koblenz-Landau):
    Prof. Dr. Oliver Ruf (Hochschule Furtwangen): - Infos >ästhetik-theorie-und-soziale-praxis-remagen-31032017
  • 4 to 6 June 2018 The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018
    Today's globalized concept of cultural heritage is often understood as a product of European modernity with its 19th-century emergence of territorially fixed nation-states and collective identity constructions. Within the theoretical overlap of the disciplines of history (of art), archaeology and architecture cultural properties and built monuments were identified and embedded into gradually institutionalized protection systems. In the colonial context up to the mid-20th century this specific conception of cultural heritage was transferred to non-European contexts, internationalized in the following decades after the WWII and taken as universal.
    Postcolonial, postmodern and ethnically pluralistic viewpoints did rightly question the supposed prerogative of a European Leitkultur. Only rather recently did critical heritage studies engage with the conflicting implications of progressively globalized standards of cultural heritage being applied in very local, non-European and so-called 'traditional' contexts. However, in order to bridge what academia often tends to essentialize as a 'Western' and 'non-Western' divide of opposing heritage conceptions, a more balanced viewpoint is also needed in order to update the conceptual foundations of what 'cultural heritage of/in Europe' means today.
    Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)
    Paris, France - Infos >
  • 10 June 2018 10th Anniversary of Student Day Programming and Student/EMP* Sunday in Utrecht, NL
    conference in Utrecht, NL.  This year we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Student Day Programming!  The series was inaugurated in Santiago, Chile, in 2008.  Since then, we have presented Student Day programs in Belgrade, Serbia, 2011; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013; Athens, Greece, 2014; Toronto, Canada, 2015; and Milan, Italy, 2016.
    This year’s program will be presented on Sunday, June 10, the same day as our evening registration.  Participation does not require an extra hotel night, depending on your travel arrangements.  See for details of the week’s events.
    The planning committee invites ICOM-CC members to present a power point, give a hands-on demonstration, or organize a panel discussion based on the conference   theme “Innovation and Fashion” or a presentation inspired by your own specialty costume subject.  Our target audience is college and university students and *EMPs (Emerging Professionals).  The format will be ½ day or a full day, depending on the number of volunteer presenters.
    This year’s planning committee includes Vicki Berger, Rebecca Akins, Ninke Bloemberg, Lotte van Schellen, and Catherine Regout.
    Please reply to Vicki Berger and Rebecca Akins simultaneously by February 15, 2018.
  • 31 May to 1 June 2018 Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury - ArtEZ University of the Arts, Musis, Velperbuitensingel 25, Arnhem (NL) . Registration opens on April 1.
    The ‘Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury’ will explore new definitions of ‘luxury’ against the backdrop of urgent environmental and social issues. Fashion is in dire need of more value-based critical thinking as well as design-driven research to thoroughly explore, disrupt, redefine and transform the system. During this two-day conference we will collectively investigate how to move towards a fashion reality that addresses ethics, inclusivity and responsible consumerism in a more engaged way.
  • 31 May to 2 June 2018 Reseach Camp for Applied Arts
    Universität Bern, Switzerland, Institut für Kunstgeschichte
    Für die Etablierung der universitären Auseinandersetzung mit den angewandten Künsten vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart setzt sich die 2009 am Institut für Kunstgeschichte eingerichtete Abegg-Stiftungs-Professur für die Geschichte der Textilen Künste (Prof. Dr. Birgitt Borkopp-Restle) ein. Im Fokus von Forschung und Lehre stehen die materiellen und technisch-handwerklichen Eigenschaften der angewandten Künste sowie deren spezifische Verwendung, Funktion und Bedeutung in künstlerischen, historischen und politischen Zusammenhängen.
  • 17 to 19 May 2018 Fashion and Clothing in European Museums: Collection, Research, Exhibition - The Museum of Alsace, Strasbourg/Haguenau, France
    This interdisciplinary international conference 'Fashion and dress collection, exhibition and research in small and medium sized museums in Europe' will focus on the challenges and potentials that lie within museums considered small or medium sized in their national museum contexts. These museums often have to cater to a diverse range of interests including their public, regional and local authorities, state interests in national heritage issues, as well as academic concerns.
    The conference will be devoted to an account of the discussion of the recent revitalisation of dress and textile collections in the museums of Strasbourg, Haguenau, Bouxwiller and several others. This conference will then, over the next two days go on to probe the functions of museums of art, industry, fashion, ethnography and history which have collections of textiles and dress - whether these form their entire collections or just elements within them. The heritage that these museums carry relative to their size, their spheres of influence and their collecting policies, is often unique and very different from that of our larger museum institutions, raising specific issues which lie at the heart of debates which will be developed at this conference.
    Weitere Infos >
  • Paris (F): 2017 - 2018: 6 Novembre 2017 until - 28 mai 2018
    HISTOIRE DES USAGES VESTIMENTAIRES EN EUROPE de l’Antiquité romaine à nos jours : A l’ENS, 45, rue d’ULM. 75005 Paris
    de 19h à 20h30 ( Attention changements de salles durant le cycle )
    Inscription obligatoire au +33 (0)1 48 75 13 16 /
    Kontakt : - Tél. : +33 (0)1 48 75 13 16
    Programme detaillée::
    Cette Histoire comparée des normes vestimentaires dans les différentes parties de l’Europe siècle après siècle, abordera les spécificités du vêtement civil dans les principales aires géo culturelles du continent européen depuis l’habillement à Rome sous l’Empire jusqu’à l’habillement dominant en Europe à l’orée du XXI siècle. Elle tentera de mettre en évidence les caractéristiques du vêtement propres à chaque époque, elle s’intéressera aux transformations majeures intervenues au fil du temps et à leurs causes, à l’économie du vêtement, à ses modes de diffusion à travers l’espace européen, et tentera de percevoir ce que le vêtement nous dit des modes de vie, des moeurs et des valeurs des sociétés qui l’ont porté. Ce cycle ouvre le triptyque sur l’histoire culturelle de l’Europe que l’Association des Historiens vous invite à suivre: l’histoire de l’habitat puis l’histoire des pratiques alimentaires lui succèderont.
  • Paris (F): 2017 - 2018: 16 Novembre 2017 until - 17 mai 2018
    Séminaire organisé par Anne Monjaret, ethnologue, sociologue, IIAC-LAHIC, CNRS, EHESS, Présidente de la SEF, et Kristell Blache-Comte, anthropologue, IIAC-LAHIC, C
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  • 10 to 13 May 2018 Netzwerk Mode Textil: Jahresmitgliederversammlung 2018 in Krefeld
    Es wird wieder ein vielseitiges und spannendes Rahmenprogramm geben. Weitere Angaben folgen (siehe Newsletter und Website).
  • 5 May 2018 Passing: Fashion in American Cities - London (UK) - Courtald Institute of Art, Somerset House - London - Großbritannien
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  • 12 April 2018 Symposium 2018: ZIJDE (Seide) -
    Rijksdienst voor het Cultural Erfgoed, Amersfoort , Amsterdam
  • 12 April 2018 Textile and Place Conference 2018
    The conference hosted by Manchester School of Art and the Whitworth draws upon Manchester past histories and contemporary associations with textile linked to place.
    Textile as a socially dynamic, communicative and active material offers a rich seam of enquiry into how textile participates and influences how we live. This conference seeks to examine how textiles connects with the idea of place in its histories, its production, sustainable future ecologies and in its narratives of migration, sociability and politics.
    Textiles as materials are deeply linked to certain places, with associated specialist skills. They signify the nature of cultural identity, particularly relevant in the current socio-economic, political and global developments with Beyond Borders, an exhibition on South Asian textiles on at the Whitworth, providing context to this discussion.
    Manchester Art School - Manchester , Great Britain
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  • 5 to 7 April 2018 Association for Art History. 2018 Annual Conference, London, Courtauld Institute of Art and King's College London,
    The Weaver’s Workshop: Materiality, craft and efficacies in the art of tapestry. Tapestry is a complex and expensive medium. From the Middle Ages production of tapestry incorporated a complicated and costly manufacturing process that involved diverse media (drawing and weaving), and which therefore required multi-professional teams of artists, both local and international, to endow these artefacts with a variety of motifs in elaborate compositions.
    This session will investigate specific aspects of tapestry, both as an artwork and as a high-end product of industrial production via discussion that is interdisciplinary in its look out.
    We invite papers that consider the development and innovations in tapestry production arising from changes in technology and in aesthetic taste, such as, for example, colour treatment.
    We are also interested in the question of how such alterations impacted on the function of tapestries, whether they were the cause of the declining interest in and status of tapestry as art in industrial revolution, and how we can explain tapestry’s revival in Modernism.
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  • 9 to 10 March 2018 Tagung: Ein Universum voller Muster. Musterbücher im industriellen Kontext des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts
    Gemeinsam mit der Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst plant das Textilmuseum St. Gallen am 9. und 10. März 2018 eine Tagung, der ausgewählte Facetten des Themas des textilen Musterbuchs im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert ins Zentrum stellt. Bestände dieser Art bringen Chancen und Herausforderungen mit sich, die im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung beleuchtet werden sollen. Das Textilmuseum St. Gallen selbst besitzt schweizweit eine der beeindruckendsten Sammlungen dieser wichtigen Dokumente.
    Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Schweiz und Hochschule Luzern - Infos >
  • 7 March 2018 SLOW FASHION. Chancen und Hemmnisse für mehr Nachhaltigkeit in Kleidungspro-duktion und -konsum
    Anmeldung bis zum 28. Februar 2018 per E-Mail an
    Hochschule Hannover, Fakultät III – Abt. Design und Medien, Expo Plaza 2, Hörsaal 2A. -1.24
    Im Rahmen des Projekts Slow Fashion: Gestalterische, technische und ökonomische Innovationen für massenmarkttaugliche nachhaltige Angebote im Bedarfsfeld 'Bekleidung' wurde untersucht, ob und wie gestalterische, technische, ökonomische und soziale Innovationen dazu beitragen können, die Nutzungsphase von Kleidung zu verlängern und einen nachhaltigen Kleidungskonsum zu fördern. Betrachtet wurden Innovationspotenziale und mögliche Hemmnisse für ihre Realisierung entlang der gesamten textilen Kette vom Design über Textil- und Kleidungsproduktion bis zum Handel, unter Einschluss neuer Geschäftsmodelle.
  • 2 to 3 March 2018 Object Biographies
    Artefacta, The Finnish Network for Artefac Studies, Finnish Antiquarian Society - Nordic Association of Conservators in Finland
    Object biographies have been understood in both highly concrete terms as the history of relocating artefacts and retracing their physical changes and as abstract models or metaphors for outlining relationships between people and their environment. When considering objects and material culture, object biography or life-span has become a concept encompassing a broad, multidisciplinary and diffuse field of research. The history, evolution and uses of this term have varied and have been of wide scope. The term has come to bridge various disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, art history, conservation studies, craft studies, ethnology, history, museology, the natural sciences and sociology.
    Helsinki , Finland - Infos >
  • 21 to 23 February 2018 106th College Art Association Annual Conference - Los Angeles
    American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS) Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith.
    Art College Association - Los Angeles Convention Center , USA
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  • 10 to 16 February 2018 Fingerspitzengefühl, LMU München, Deutschland, Der Workshop untersucht die Bedeutung des Fingerspitzengefühls im Bereich der Künste sowie der Wissenschaft. Für die bildenden Künste soll etwa nach der Rolle gefragt werden, die ihm beim Machen von und im Umgang mit Kunstwerken zufällt. Wie wurde über das Fingerspitzengefühl in der Kunsttheorie reflektiert und inwiefern kamen hier wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen zum Tragen? Welcher Anteil fällt dem Fingerspitzengefühl in künstlerischen Erkenntnisprozessen zu? Mit diesen Fragen thematisiert die Tagung sowohl das ästhetische Potential des taktilen Sensoriums als auch die Rolle der Hand in experimentell-kreativen Prozessen.
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  • 14 to 17 February 2018 Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ästhetik -
    Veranstalter/Ort : Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Offenbach (D)
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    Der X. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ästhetik widmet sich daher einer Neukartierung der Ästhetik, die es nun nicht mehr allein als philosophische Teildisziplin, sondern überdies als ein interdisziplinär verfasstes Forschungsfeld in den Blick zu nehmen gilt.
    Die Ästhetik steht heute vor besonderen Herausforderungen, denn die Grenzen des Ästhetischen scheinen sich zunehmend aufzulösen. Davon zeugt die kunstkritische Rede von der „Entgrenzung der Kunst und der Künste“.
  • Circulating Crafts - 24 January 2018 Paris France
    21 February 2018 Los Angeles (USA)
    Circulation and imitation of cultural products are key factors in shaping the material world – as well as identities. Many objects or techniques that came to be seen as local, authentic, and typical are in fact entangled in complex transnational narratives tied to a history of imperialism, and the commercial phenomenon of supply and demand. In the 17th and 18th centuries, artists and craftspeople in Europe appropriated foreign techniques such as porcelain, textiles, or lacquers that eventually shaped local European identities. During the 19th century, Western consumers looked for genuine goods produced outside of industry, and the demand of Bourgeois tourism created a new market of authentic souvenirs and forgeries alike. Furthermore, the 20th century saw the (re)-emergence of local "Schools" of art and crafts as responses to political changes, anthropological research, and/or tourist demand. This multi-parts conference will explore how technical knowledge, immaterial desires, and political agendas impacted the production and consumption of visual and material culture in different times and places. A new scrutiny of this back and forth between demanders and suppliers will allow us to map anew a multidirectional market for cultural goods in which the source countries could be positioned at the center.
    Yaëlle Biro, Metropolitan Museum of Art;
    Noémie Étienne, Bern Universität (Visiting Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    Paris, Los Angeles - France/USA - Infos >
  • 26 January 2018 Bodily Scenography: The body in 20th-century stage design
    Loughborough (UK) -
  • 7-14 January 2018. (11 August 2017) Designing Traditions Biennial V: Student Explorations in the Asian Textile Collection. Rhode Island School of Design Museum. 20 North Main St.Providence RI 02903.Tel. +1 401-454-6500
  • 26 January 2018 Bodily Scenography: The body in 20th-century stage design
    Loughborough (UK) -

Last revised 12 November 2018 For further information contact Anne Wanner