Registration opens December 16. Registration is limited to members for the first 2 weeks of registration and opens to non-members on January 4. Join at anytime to ensure your space in these popular programs.
Member Rate: $125
Nonmember Rate: $165
Student and New Professional Member Rate: $45
Student Nonmembers: $65
One scholarship is available to a TSA Member – application deadline March 9 (notification March 16)
For questions about the program please contact TSA Board Member Susan Brown
For questions about registration please contact Caroline Charuk
Join the Textile Society of America for an exploration of the sumptuous Indian, Chinese and Japanese textiles imported to Europe by the VOC (Dutch East India Company).
The day will begin with a curator-led tour of the exhibition Asia in Amsterdam: the Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age with Karina H. Corrigan, the H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art and Janet C. Blyberg, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions, Research and Publishing.
Organized in partnership with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Asia in Amsterdam explores the impact of Dutch trade in Asia on the art and culture of the Netherlands during the 17th century. The exhibition features a rich sampling of textiles, ceramics, lacquer, paintings, and jewelry created by some of the finest Asian and Dutch artists of their time. Highlights include Chinese silk and Indian cotton bed covers, men’s banyans made of Japanese and Chinese silk, a Japanese coat made of imported Dutch gilded leather, and Dutch clothing for men, women and children made from imported Indian chintz.
After a group lunch at Passage to India, a delicious Indian restaurant located just two blocks from the museum, we go behind the scenes for close examination of textiles in the Veldman-Eecen collection. This superbly preserved collection was described and illustrated in the spring 2015 issue of HALI in the article “The Champion of Chintz” by Janet C. Blyberg, who catalogued the collection for the museum. Comprised of over 150 pieces of Indian and European cotton made for the Dutch market in the 18th and 19th century, the collection was assembled in the Netherlands during the first half of the 20th century by Alida Eecen-van Setten. The Peabody Essex Museum acquired the collection from Eecen-van Setten’s granddaughter in 2012. Asia in Amsterdam is the first time that selections from the Veldman-Eecen collection will be displayed in the United States.
Karina H. Corrigan, the H. A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. Corrigan lectures and publishes on many aspects of Asian export art and has organized seven exhibitions drawn from PEM’s notable collections including Taj Mahal, the Building of a Legend and Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China and served as the Coordinating Curator for PEM’s nationally traveling exhibition Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection.
Janet C. Blyberg is Assistant Curator for Exhibitions, Research and Publishing at the Peabody Essex Museum. Before joining PEM in 2012, Blyberg worked as research associate at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., where over the course of her fifteen-year tenure she worked in several departments, including the Publishing Office, the Department of Photographs, and Special Projects in Modern Art.
Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops launched in 2013 that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Workshops focus on the exploration of the materials, techniques, styles, culture and history of selected textile traditions, which vary for each event. The format offers first-hand, close-up viewing of textiles in the storerooms, laboratories and study rooms of various institutions offering unprecedented access and learning opportunities.
Image credit: Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; photo Matt Flynn.