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2017 Events

Museum Ethnographers Group Annual Conference, 6-7 April, University of Glasgow

Cloth and Costume in Ethnographic Museums: New Directions in Research, Care and Interpretation 

For more information including a link to tickets and the full conference program visit their website.


Pasold Research Fund Annual Conference, 10-11 April, University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh

Colour in Cloth

Day 1 will be held at the University of Glasgow and will consist of papers that deal with the history and theory of colour and cloth. Complementary hands-on workshops and site visits will be held on Day 2 at ECA, University of Edinburgh. Visit the conference website or the Pasold Research fund website for further details. 


CIAUD and IHC, Lisbon, 15th May, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

From the Pleasure of Preserving to the Pleasure of Displaying: The Politics of Fashion in the Museum 

A one day conference organised by Centro de investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design (CIAUD), Faculdade de Arquitectura – Universidade de Lisboa; Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC), Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa in collaboration with Birkeck College, University of London. The call for papers deadline is 29 March. More information is available on Birkeck College's website. 


The Textile Society Biennial Research Symposium, 27 May, Wellcome Trust London

A one day symposium with half a day focusing on the work of Lucienne Day and the second half looking at new areas of research. The call for papers has been extended until April 11th. Visit the website for more details and other Textile Society events. 


CHORD Workshop, 8 June, University of Wolverhampton

Luxury and Exoticism: Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses

Visit the website for more information. The call for papers has just closed so a programme will be added shortly.


The Costume Society Annual Conference, 30 June - 2 July, Bloomsbury London

Writing Fashion - Celebrating 50 years of Costume and Conference

A three day event with visits and presentations. Further details are available on their website.


NATCC (North American Textile Conservation Conference), 6-11 November 2017, Mexico City

NATCC will focus on the theme of embellished fabrics. Call for papers has ended but please keep an eye on their website for more updates soon!  


IIC Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium, 24-26 November, Hong Kong

Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last

A full programme is available here. Travel bursaries are now available. Visit the IIC website for details.


*If you know of any other interesting textile related events please let us know so we can add them to this page.


Other textile group links: 

The Textile Society

DATS - Dress and Textile Specialists

The Costume Society

Early Modern Dress and Textiles Research Network

Fashion Research Network