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Student Blog: Volunteering for the Barkcloth Workshop

19th June 2018

This spring, four students from the CTC assisted with the Conservation of Polynesian Barkcloth & Practical Siapo Barkcloth Making workshop held at the University of Glasgow. The three-day workshop combined presentations and practical work led by two members of the research project Tapa: Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place, and two practising barkcloth artists and teachers from American Samoa. Research Conservator Misa Tamura and Scientific Associate Dr Margaret Smith led conservation and research sessions, while Reggie Meredith Fitiao and Uilisone Fitiao led sessions on the history, materials, and processes of Siapo (Samoan barkcloth) production. As workshop volunteers, Megan Creamer, Kim Tourret, Eva Catic and Staphany Cheng describe a few of their experiences during the workshop.


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Other recent news items:

Registration open for the Recent Advances in Barkcloth Conservation Symposium
16th October 2018
Presenting diverse approaches to understanding the making, conservation and display of barkcloth in several tropical regions  More >


Call for Papers: Conservation of Barkcloth Material
10th July 2018
Invitation for submissions for a one day symposium on the conservation of barkcloth from any part of the world  More >


Research Studentship Working on the Barkcloth Project
12th June 2018
Experience from Jennifer Brunton who embarked on a recent research studentship  More >


Barkcloth workshops and visiting practitioners from American Samoa
18th April 2018
There have been exciting developments for the barkcloth project team recently – at the end of March we hosted a visit from two bar  More >


Tapa symposium at Auckland War Memorial Museum
8th January 2018
Andy Mills and Frances Lennard spent two weeks in New Zealand in October  More >


Two-Day Workshop at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu
29th November 2017
"Caring for Tapa" workshop will take place at the Bishop Museum in partnership with the project  More >


New Barkcloth Research at the ESfO Conference 2017
10th July 2017
Project staff and international colleagues have been publicising their barkcloth research at the 2017 ESfO conference  More >


Work at the Kew Archives is Producing Some Fascinating Insights
5th July 2017
The project's historical researcher Andy Mills has been delving into the archives of the UK's national botanical gardens at Kew  More >


Special Research Visit from Ngaa Kitai Taria Pureariki and Dr Michaela Appel
26th June 2017
Cook Islands Research Visit  More >


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