Rethinking Textile Conservation is the next online lecture from ICCROM on 25 November 2021, with international experts sharing their experiences through case studies.
Textile heritage comprises more than conservation, as they carry the knowledge and techniques in development over thousands of years by cultures all over the world. Textiles are living heritage, as their production and use are woven into our social fabric, requiring, therefore, a different management approach as they are both tangible and intangible.
The material conservation of textiles is very demanding due to their fragile condition, which often overshadows their immaterial significance as within them lay the story of a culture in its purpose and manufacturing.
This webinar will address the ways textile conservation can grow and promote all its’ qualities through practical examples of:
- “The journey of archaeological textiles from excavation to conservation, research, and community-based activities in China; China National Silk Museum
- The revitalization of India’s ‘Rafoo’ traditional culture of repair; National Museum Institute, India
- The development of new digital tools in Europe to support creative industries taking inspiration from textile collections; University of Valencia, Spain
- The role of conservation in the evolution and transformation of the Maya textile tradition in Guatemala. Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress, Guatemala”
All the case studies sound exciting and we cannot wait to hear more about each as well as see the latest innovations and approaches to best sustain textile heritage.
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The webinar is free with registration required
13:00 – 14:00 (Rome, Italy)
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José Luiz Pedersoli Jr, ICCROM
Zhao Feng, Director, China National Silk Museum
Rini Hazel Templeton, Research Assistant, National Museum Institute, India
Mar Gaitán, Research Assistant, University of Valencia, Spain
Barbara Knoke de Arathoon, Associate Investigator, Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress, Guatemala