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Cloth & Culture NOW: One-day International Conference.

14 Nov 2008

A Sense of Place: art and the construction of identity.

Friday 28 November
The Whitworth Art Gallery

An interdisciplinary conference examining the role of material culture (with a focus on textiles) in constructing national, local and folk identities.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Jeremy Howard (University of St Andrews) on the formation of national styles c. 1900
  • Dr Moira Vincentelli (University of Aberystwyth) on material culture and Welsh identity
  • Professor Anne Douglas (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen) on the ‘On the Edge’ project
  • Professor Lesley Millar (curator of cloth & culture NOW) in conversation with Estonian textile artist Kadri Viires and Lithuanian textile artist Severija Incirauskaite
  • Velta Raudzepa (Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia) on 20th century Latvian textiles
  • Yvonne Dröge Wendel on the Universal Pattern Project

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