Upcoming Conferences & Symposia

 New York

Material in Motion, 10th biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC), New York, NY. Nov. 16-20, 2015

The tenth biennial NATCC will be held in New York City and will focus on the theme of “Material in Motion.” Topics include, but are not limited to, technical analyses and descriptions, scientific and historical research, conservation treatments, and other issues. Please email any questions to contact NATCC@ and visit the website for updates:


17th European Textile Network (ENT) Conference in Leiden/ Netherlands May 15-17, 2015

Dutch Textile Art, Craft and Design will take place in the framework of the “Textiel Festival.” A full program of the pre- and post-conference tours and trips is offered, e.g. to Amsterdam, Tilburg, Zaandam & Marken, Antwerp & Leuven and a visit to the Dutch Textile Biennial in Rijswijk. The conference venue will be the Ethnographic Museum of Leiden.


Andean Textile Arts Cultural Tour: Cusco and the Sacred Valley of Peru, Nov. 4-16, 2015

Visit remote weaving villages with author, filmmaker and Andean textile expert Andrea Heckman and internationally renowned Quechua weaver Nilda Callañaupa. Included are a backstrap-weaving workshop at the Center for Traditional Textiles and a natural dye workshop in Nilda’s hometown of Chinchero, as well as exploration of Machu Picchu and the great sites of the Incan Empire. This tour benefits CTTC and its weavers. For more information contact Pam Art at 413-441-6248 or email com