2017/11/09 - 2017/11/11 All day
Cloth Cultures is an international conference to explore the material culture of textiles through the work and legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham (1911-2004), internationally renowned textile scholar, curator and member of the Order of Canada (1985). Burnham helped pioneer invaluable scholarly research in textiles and costume, and demonstrated that many layers of meaning could be revealed through object-centered research in both Indigenous and Western cultures.
This conference will examine Burnham's legacy in a number of fields (academia, fine art and design, anthropology, sociology, history, economics, aesthetics, museology, weaving, spinning and fibre art - at least) and dig deeper into the diverse stories and influence imbued in global textiles and clothing.
This two-day event will feature 35 speakers from ten countries speaking on a variety of subjects, all related to how Dorothy Burnham has impacted their research, life and practice. Keynote speakers: Dr. Adrienne Hood (University of Toronto), Dr. Ruth Phillips (Carleton University, Ottawa) and Dr. Timo Rissanen (Parsons School of Design, NYC)
Registration for Cloth Cultures will open June 1, 2017
For more information: www.rom.on.ca