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Workshop: ‘The Creation, Collection and Care of Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses: Amateurs and Professionals’

Pocket, single, c. 1800, 60.504, Amgueddfa Cymru, Sain Ffagan, Caerdydd / National Museum Wales St Fagans, Cardiff. Part of the Pockets of History Collection.

The workshop on: ‘The Creation, Collection and Care of Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses:  Amateurs and Professionals’
will take place at the University of Wolverhampton
on 11 June 2015

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:
http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/textiles2015.htm

The programme includes:

Brenda King, Chair – the Textile Society, ‘A big story in a small thing’

Vivienne Richmond, Goldsmiths, University of London, ‘Unpicking the History of Disability and Craftwork’

Ann French, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester ‘ “We are doing what seems to me the most scientific way of cataloguing an embroidery collection….” :   Reflecting on the collector’s legacy’

Katy May, ‘Revisiting the clothing of Mr and Mrs Tobitt (d.1987)’

Kathryn Rogerson, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, ‘The Fairclough project at the Harris Museum: Giving a Farming Costume collection a new lease of life with the help of volunteers’

 Shelley Tobin, ‘Challenging the un-challenging’

 Debra Roberts, Leeds College of Art, ‘Collecting and the collector’

Rebecca Bridgman, Birmingham Museums, ‘A Painted Curtain or Pardeh from Qajar Iran in Birmingham’s collection’

The workshop will take place in MC331, Millennium City Building, University of Wolverhampton.

The fee is £17.

For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at: home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/textiles2015.htm

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

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Workshop: ‘Rural Retailing and Distribution in History’

The workshop on:
‘Rural Retailing and Distribution in History’
will take place at the University of Wolverhampton
on 13 May 2015seed merchant

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:
http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/rural.htm

The programme includes:
Maggie Andrews, University of Worcester, ‘Markets, Depots and Sales Tables: the Women’s Institute’s Rural Retailing’

Lucy A. Bailey, University of Northampton, ‘Serving or Exploiting the Rural Working Class? Political, Social and Moral Anxieties about the Village Shop’

Douglas McCalla, University of Guelph, ‘The Country Merchant in Upper Canada: Implications of a New Data Set’

Anna Pauli, University of Regensburg, ‘Bringing Fashion to the Countryside. Origins and Characteristics of Mail-Order Selling in Germany (1870-1930)’

Christine Stevens, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, ‘The Country Tailor, a Welsh Case Study’

 Alison Toplis, University of Wolverhampton, ‘Re-Evaluating 19th Century Rural Enterprise: A Case Study of the Smock Frock’

 Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool, ‘Folk business, folk history: writing the histories of rural trades’

Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University, ‘Innovation and Tradition in the Village Shops, 1660-1800′

Danae Tankard, University of Chichester, ‘Clothing Acquisition in Seventeenth-Century Sussex’

The workshop will take place in room MH206/7, Mary Seacole Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton.

The fee is £18.

For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at: http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/rural.htm

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

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CHORD workshop and Call for Papers: ‘The Creation, Collection and Care of Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses: Amateurs and Professionals’

11 June 2015

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Pocket, single, c. 1800, 60.504, Amgueddfa Cymru, Sain Ffagan, Caerdydd / National Museum Wales St Fagans, Cardiff. Part of the Pockets of History Collection.

University of Wolverhampton, UK

CHORD invites submissions for a workshop that explores the role of individuals and organisations, both amateurs and professionals, in making, collecting and caring for dress and textiles in museums and historic houses. Papers focusing on any historical period or geographical area are welcome. Museum professionals, conservators, students, academics or anybody with an interest in the topic are warmly invited to submit a proposal. We welcome both experienced and new speakers, including speakers without an institutional affiliation. Potential speakers are welcome to discuss their ideas with the organisers before submission (please see details below). Some of the themes that  might be considered include (but are not limited to):

§  Collecting and the collector

§  Class, gender and/or ethnicity and the care of historic dress or textiles

§  The roles of professionals and amateurs in museums and historic houses

§  The history of museum curatorship and conservation in dress and textiles

§  Professional organisations, charities and philanthropy

§  Amateur production, conservation, repairs and care of historic textiles or dress

The workshop will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton city Campus.

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words to Laura Ugolini, at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk by 6 March 2015. Individual papers are usually 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. We also welcome shorter, 10 minute presentations, which might focus on a specific collection, new project or work in progress. If you are unsure whether to submit a proposal, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk to discuss your ideas.

Small bursaries will be available for speakers to subsidise the cost of travel (within the UK) and the workshop fee.

For further information, please e-mail: Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk or Margaret Ponsonby at m.ponsonby@wlv.ac.uk

Or see the workshop web-page at: http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/textiles2015.htm

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CHORD Workshop and Call for Papers: ‘RURAL RETAILING AND DISTRIBUTION IN HISTORY’

seed merchantWednesday 13 May 2015

University of Wolverhampton

CHORD invites submissions for a workshop that explores the history of retailing and distribution in a rural context. Papers focusing on any historical period or geographical area are welcome. Some of the themes that might be considered include:

  • The village shop
  • Rural networks of supply
  • Marketing and selling ‘the countryside’
  • Rural commodities, services and industries
  • Transport, networks and consumer information
  • The rural consumer
  • Markets, fairs and peddlers
  • Representations of rural retail.
  • Retailing, distribution and agriculture

The workshop will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton city Campus.

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words to Laura Ugolini, at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk by 13 February 2015.

For further information, please e-mail: Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk or Karin Dannehl at k.dannehl@wlv.ac.uk

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