Textile Archaeology and Conservation – University of Copenhagen

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Textile Archaeology and Conservation

17th October 2012, 9 AM to 5 PM

India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi
Lecture Room No.2

Organized by the Danish Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research,
Copenhagen University, Denmark


9 – 9.15: Welcome address by Professor Marie-Louise Nosch, Director of CTR

9.15 – 9.45: Associate Professor Ulla Mannering:
Textiles and textile analyses

9.45 – 10.15: Associate Professor Eva Andersson Strand:
Textile tool analyses

10.15 – 10.45: Tea break

10.45 – 11.15: Dr. Karin Margarita Frei:
Strontium isotopic tracing within prehistoric textiles

11.15 – 11.45: Ph.D. fellow Martin Ciszuk:
Reconstructing patterns on Scandinavian archaeological silk textiles

11.45 – 12.15: discussion session

12.15 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 14.15: Curator and keeper, Kirsten Toftegaard,
Museum storage practices in Designmuseum Danmark
Conservator Dr. Maj Ringgard,
Museum Storage practices in a changing global climate: approaching a CO2-neutral storage

14.15- 14.30 Conservator Dr. Maj Ringgaard,
Experimental – the degradation or preservation of textiles and dyes in waterlogged soil

14.30 – 15.00: Asst. Curator Subhra Devi:
Textile Dyeing in Assam: Need of a holistic approach for preservation

15.00 – 15.30: Tea break

15.30- 16.00: Dr. Jessica Hallett*, Ana Claro, Ana Serrano and Raquel Santos, Centre for Overseas History (CHAM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
Textiles, Trade and Taste: A research project on the global circulation of colour

16.00 – 17.00: discussion and closing session