The Textile Museum’s Fall Symposium 12-13 October 2013

Lao woman on the way to market. Photo by Mattiebelle Gittinger

The Textile Museum has just opened for the registration to their Fall Symposium ‘From Village and Court to Global Commodity: Southeast Asian Textiles’. TM’s symposium will take place Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 October 2013 and will be the last symposium taking place at the old Textile Museum’s facilities.

A special ticketed event will take place Friday 11 October, but details have not been revealed yet.

The lecture program will run Saturday 12 October at The Phillips Collection Auditorium 1600 21st Street, and includes the following lectures:

-Indonesian Textile Studies: Past, Present, and Future by Ruth Barnes

-The Reckoning of the World: Weavers’ Stories from East Timor by Jill Forshee

-When an Elephant is more than an Elephant: Lao-Tai Textiles in Ritual Context by Ellison Findly

Tai Lue woman. Photo by Mattiebelle Gittinger

-Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company: The History, Mystery, and Promise of the Future by Tim Johnson

-Traveling New Silk Roads: Tourists and Their Impact on Southeast Asian Textiles by Sandra Cate

This symposium will explore themes raised in the ongoing exhibition ‘Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains’ and the program also includes a curated tour through the exhibition lead by TM’s Mattiebelle Gittinger. This exhibition tour takes place Sunday 13. October at the Textile Museum, 2320 S Street,  followed by the popular “Show and tell” session for collectors.

More articles: Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains

Location and more information: The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC.