Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
(Venue: Palazzo Coppini)

Registration, Welcome Reception, and Visit of Museo Fondazione Del Bianco

From Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17, 2018
(Venue: Auditorium al Duomo)

Academic Sessions*, Events, Site Visits, and Receptions**

Session I – Patterns of Power: The Politics of Textiles and Dress

Miller, Lesley (Senior Curator of Fashion & Textiles; Professor of Dress and Textile History) Victoria and Albert Museum, London & University of Glasgow, UK – Copying and Creating: Textile Choices at the Court of Spain, 1759-1808

Teilmann-Lock, Stina (Associate Professor) University of Southern Denmark & Thylstrup, Nanna Bonde (Postdoc) University of Copenhagen, Denmark – Intellectual Property in Textiles: from Calicos to Wearable Tech

Bethe, Monica (Director of Medieval Japanese Studies Institute (Japan) – Roses and Spangles Travel East: The Story of an Empress’s Manteau de Cour Preserved in a Japanese Convent

Blumin, Marina (Curator) Department of History of Russian Culture at State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – Revolutionary Headscarf as a Symbol of New Soviet Fashion

Cooper, Cynthia (Head, Collections and Research, Curator) Costume and Textiles at McCord Museum, Canada – Tartanizing Canada

Session II – Fabricating History: Scraps, Remnants, and Samples

Grömer, Karina (Archaeologist & Staff Scientist) Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria – Recreating Dress from Central Europe, 2000 BC – Visuality – Body language – Identity

Matthews David, Alison (Associate Professor) Ryerson University, School of                Fashion, Canada & Strasdin, Kate (Senior Lecturer) Cultural Studies, Falmouth University, UK – Missing Persons: Scraps of History and Textile Clues

Vaughan Kett, Anna (Senior Lecturer) History of Art and Design, School of Humanities at University of Brighton, UK – Cotton and Antislavery: The Strange Story of Slave-Labour and  Free-Labour Gingham Cloth in the 1850s

Brewer, Laurie Anne (Associate Curator) Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA – Sample: Idea to Inspiration in Museum Collections

Session III – Promoting Craft: From Workshop to Runway

Hansen, Michaela (Curatorial Assistant) Department of Costume and Textiles at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA – Limited Edition: Wax-Resist Dyed Textiles for Wiener Werkstätte Fashion.

Masetti, Alessandro (Curator) Art, Furniture and Design collections, and Head of Press Relations at Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, Fiesole, Italy – “Esperienza Artigiana” and the Galleria Vigna Nuova: Craftsmanship and Fashion in 1940’s Florence

Warren, Erica (Assistant Curator) Department of Textiles at Art Institute of Chicago, USA – Modern Designer-Craftswomen: Dorothy Liebes and Bonnie Cashin

Toftegaard, Kirsten (Curator & Keeper) Fashion and Textile Collection Design Museum Danmark, Denmark – Erik Mortensen – Haute Couture – Fabrics and Adornments – 1982 to 1995

Matheson, Rebecca Jumper (Adjunct Instructor, MA Program) Fashion and Textile Studies at Fashion Institute of Technology, USA – Leather, Denim, Canvas, Corduroy: The Materials of Phelps Associates’ Ready-to-Wear Expansion

Session IV – Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Embellishment and the Imagination

Candréus, Cecilia (PhD & Senior Lecturer) Textile Studies, Department of Art History, Uppsala University, Sweden – In Search of Precious Gold and Pearls: The Acquisition of Embroidery Materials used in the Royal Workshops during the Reign of Gustav I Vasa of Sweden (r. 1523-1560)

Kay-Williams, Susan (Chief Executive) Royal School of Needlework; Wyman, Angie (Course Leader) Royal School of Needlework, UK Malik, Sophia (Senior Lecturer Textiles) Royal School of Needlework); Rose, Clare (Senior Lecturer) 0.6 Contextual Studies at Royal School) – ‘Off the Surface’ The Use of the Archive to Inspire Hand Embroidery Practice at the Royal School of Needlework

Kargól, Marta (Assistant Fashion & Textile Collection) Museum Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Embroidered Fabrics into Fashion. Exploring Embroidery Collections of Nellie van Rijsoort

Carrara, Gillion (Adjunct Professor) Department of Fashion Design, Department of Art History, Theory, Criticism at School of the Art Institute of Chicago & Kania, Beata (Interdisciplinary artist and educator) School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College; William Rainey Harper College – Absence + Presence of the Embroiderer Beata Kania

Session V – Material Locations: Place, Cloth, and Culture

Talbot, Lee (Curator) Eastern Hemisphere Collections, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, USA – From Court Costume to “Cool Biz:” Bingata in Okinawa and Beyond

Gristina, Susanna (Architect & President) Korai (Territory, Development and Culture), Italy & Campagna, Francesco (Lawyer and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ghana in Sicily) – The Korai x Kente Project: Turning the Handmade Ghanaian Kente Cloth from a Local Cultural Identity’s Expression to Contemporary Creative Fashion Tool by Involving Communities Between Ghana and Sicily

Samadova, Asli (External Consultant & Special Projects Manager) The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan – A Journey of Kelaghayi, a Traditional Azerbaijani Costume Headscarf, to a Fashion Accessory

Irvin, Kate (Curator of Costume and Textiles) The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, USA – Creatively Defying Brokenness: Repaired Textiles and Future Fashions

Session VI – The Future is Now (and Then): From Cellophane to Smart Textiles

Sauro, Clare (Director and Chief Curator) Fox Historic Costume Collection Drexel University, USA – “A Season of Cellophane Everywhere”: Cellophane Textiles, 1932-1936

Chee, Suzanne (Conservator) Textiles and Fashion at Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney Australia – Tech Couture: The Download on 3D Printed Fashion in Museum Collections

Scaturro, Sarah (Head Conservator) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute, USA – Triumph and Tragedy: Polyurethane’s Fashionable Rise and Chemical Fall

Horton, Jo (Senior Lecturer in Mixed Media Textiles at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK) Mixed Media Textiles at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK – Metal Horticulture and New Approaches to Materials, Technology and Surface Treatment in the Processing of High Value Fashion Textiles

Sunday, November 18, 2018
(Venue: Palazzo Coppini)

Excursion to the town of Stia in Casentino which includes visits to the Arte della Lana Museum and to the Tessilnova weaving factory and store/showroom.

* Session order and content is subject to change. The conference is entirely in English.

** Details of daily events, site visits, and receptions to be announced

(last update October 16, 2018)