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IIC-PM Hong Kong Symposium: Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last

From: Friday 24.11.17
at 9:00am
To: Sunday 26.11.17
at 6:00pm

 Hong Kong Museum of History

Event description: 

With the theme "Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last", the Symposium aims to address the conservation, artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts, ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West

Featuring 18 distinguished conservation specialists and textile experts from a variety of backgrounds as speakers, the event will be a platform to connect Chinese and Western museum professionals to exchange views and experience on the subjects.

From weaves to wefts, skills to crafts, materials to patterns, culture to creative expressions, care to access, ethics to conservation approaches, preventive to interventive, scientific analyses to technological advancement, the IIC-PM 2017 Hong Kong Symposium will not only enable these subjects to be further explored, best practices and scientific analysis, but also capacitate the diminishing traditional craftsmanship, fabricating processes and the aesthetic qualities connected with textiles, which include painted or woven thangkas, embroideries, court costumes, traditional and ethnic textiles,  unearthed fabrics  etc. to be brought into the limelight.  In bringing together Chinese and Western conservators and specialists, we hope that the event will provide delegates with conservation insights and act as a forum for lively discussion to spark off new ideas.

Please note, there are also travel scholarships available. The deadline to apply for these is 30th April. 

For those who have already signed up for the symposium, you may check out the special hotel rates available for booking by delegates. Should you need any assistance on hotel booking, please contact International Conference Consultants Ltd.

Organising Committee
IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium
Enquiry: Email

Lead Image: Hong Kong / Diliff (cc)