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Conference on textiles

From: Paul Wyeth <p.wyeth>
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2003
Scientific Analysis of Ancient and Historic Textiles: Informing
Preservation, Display and Interpretation
AHRB Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies
First Annual Conference
Textile Conservation Centre
Winchester Campus, University of Southampton, UK
July 13-15, 2004

Extant historic textiles represent an important part of material
culture; they provide rich evidence of social history, international
trade, agricultural development, artistic trends and technological
progress. Analytical science can play a major role in ensuring the
appropriate interpretation, essential preservation and continued
enjoyment of such cultural heritage.

The overarching theme of this international conference is the
characterisation of ancient and historic textile materials for
informed conservation and display, and enhanced understanding.
Contributions should engage an audience of archaeologists,
archaeological scientists, conservators, conservation scientists,
custodians and curators, and will span the following topics, with an
emphasis on natural fibre-based textiles: identification of textile
materials, assessment of textile deterioration, characterisation of
fibre behaviour, diagnostic virtual libraries, non-destructive
monitoring of ageing, evaluating risks of conservation and display,
setting limits through accelerated ageing, and archaeological
textiles. Papers will encompass instrumental analytical methodology
and its application to heritage preservation.

There will be a call for papers shortly. To register interest please
email contex [at] soton__ac__uk

Dr Paul Wyeth
Textile Conservation Centre
University of Southampton Winchester Campus
Winchester  SO23 8DL
+44 2380 597122
Fax: +44 2380 597101

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