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Textiles Close Up: Islamic Textiles at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
April 25, 2014

Join TSA for a day-long exploration of the rich history of textiles from Islamic lands with renowned scholar Louise W. Mackie, Curator of Textiles & Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The day begins with a study of textiles on display in the Islamic Gallery and in the new exhibition, LUXURIANCE: Silks from […]

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Textiles Close Up: Historic and Contemporary African Textiles

Minneapolis Institute of Arts and home of Joanne Eicher, Minneapolis, MN
June 6, 2014

Join TSA and a group of renowned experts for an exciting conversation about historic and contemporary African textiles inspired by current exhibitions and important private collections located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The day begins at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where Dr. Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Curator of African Art, will lead a tour of the museum’s recently […]

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2014 Biennial Symposium, Los Angeles

September 10, 2014–September 14, 2014
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The theme of TSA’s 14th Biennial Symposium New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future will explore change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What […]

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Early Chinese Textile Analysis Featuring Selections from the Lloyd Cotsen Textiles Traces Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
September 10, 2014

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Limited to 12 participants Workshop Description This workshop, hosted at LACMA, provides TSA members the unique opportunity to study at close range a rare collection of early Chinese textiles from the Lloyd Cotsen Textile Traces Collection. The textiles selected for study range from the Warring States period […]

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Early Dyebooks and the Investigation of the Science of Color – Pre-Symposium Workshop

Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute
September 10, 2014

Location: Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute Limited to 20 participants Workshop Description Join renowned experts for a study of the Getty’s rare collection of early European and American dyebooks and treatises. This little known collection of primary sources includes the Plictho [Italy, 1548], artisans’ books on dyeing wool [German 1680], Bertholett [France […]

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