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Booking has Opened for the 2017 Museum Ethnographers Group Conference in Glasgow

20th January 2017

The Centre for Textile Conservation and this project are proud to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2017 conference of the Museum Ethnographers Group. We are co-hosting this year's MEG conference with our University of Glasgow colleagues at the Hunterian. The conference theme this year is Cloth & Costume in Ethnographic Museums: New Directions in Research, Care & Interpretation. As you can see, we have had an important influence on this year's theme, and we are looking forward to a number of fascinating papers on world barkcloth, Pacific textiles, and a wide range of cloth and costume traditions from the Americas, Africa and Asia too. There will be opportunities for delegates to tour the Centre for Textile Conservation and meet the Centre's staff, including our team; to see some of the highlights and mystery textiles from the Hunterian's ethnographic collections in Kelvin Hall's wonderful new collections research facilities; and to view a selection of archival films from the collections of the Royal Anthropological Institute that explore dress, adornment and costume around the world. Come and join us on the 6th and 7th of April for two days of stimulating papers, discussion and networking. Also, don't forget to book your place for the conference dinner at Mother India, a Glasgow institution and one of the UK's most loved Indian restaurants. Visit the conference Eventbrite page to book your tickets.


 Kelvinhall Pic


Visit the MEG 2017 Conference page for more information on the programme and travel directions to Kelvin Hall and Glasgow's west end.


 

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9th September 2016
Paper made of inner bark of paper mulberry from East and South East Asia is extensively used for the conservation for this project  More >


Explorathon - Researchers' Night Scotland
2nd September 2016
Researchers from the Barkcloth project will be participating in the Explorathon 2016 event  More >


Barkcloth in Cross-Section
1st September 2016
About the technique of taking cross-section samples.  More >


The Project Team are Building a Collaboration on Barkcloth with National Museums Scotland
26th August 2016
Team members spent a great day at National Museums Scotland discussing future collaboration on barkcloth research  More >


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