Working from home can have it's highs and lows. In these uncertain times the textile group are hoping to add a little light to your week by pulling together a shortlist of digital events taking place. The list will be updated every Friday with five suggestions for the following week. If you or your institution are hosting an event you'd like to share with us please reach out to our website editor Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ICON_Textiles on Twitter. We want to share arts/hertiage related events, especially those with a textile or conservation focus.
Monday 30th March: The British Crafts Council have made 50 years of back issues of their magazine Crafts available free for the next month. Have a read on contemporary craft (or what it was in the 1970s). https://ocean.exacteditions.com/magazines/21416/issues/
Tuesday 31st March: Icon Book and Paper Group are bringing twice-weekly webinars. Sign up, follow the link and listen in, with the presenter's slides appearing on your own screen. Today's talk is from Fiona McLees at The Bodeian Library. She's giving a paper entitled "From author’s draft to select library holding: the metamorphosis of Franz Kafka’s manuscripts". https://icon.org.uk/groups/book-paper/conservation-together-at-home-webi....
Wednesday 1st April: Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art from your living room. The Met 360 project allows virtual tours of many gallery spaces including Met Fifth Aveneue, Met Cloisters and Met Breuer. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project
Thursday 2nd April: From 7pm the National Theatre in London will be streaming One Man, Two Guvnors on their YouTube channel. This will be available for the next week, until a new performance takes its place. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJgBmjHpqgs6WHi1g0FW7Tdf3ejvWbcL0.
Friday 3rd April: Catch up with a free course on the royal wardrobe from Historic Royal Palaces and University of Glasgow. " A History of Royal Fashion" is a five week programme, asking about 4 hours a week of study time. "A History of Royal Fashion" is hosted free by Future Learn. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion.
Tell us what you're up to, let us know how it's going, share your stories and ideas. Twitter: @ICON_Textiles. Facebook: ICON Textile Group.
Icon has a page with guidance for covid-19 issues. https://icon.org.uk/icon-resources/covid-19-guidance.
Title Image: Barong Tagalog made of piña cloth, https://www.flickr.com/people/44124483743@N01. Used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.