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Pre-Columbian Textiles

International conference

31.05. - 03.06.  2016

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research (CTR)
Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
Amager Fælledvej 56, 2nd floor
DK 2300 Copenhagen S

National Museum of Denmark
Ny Vestergade 10
DK 1471 Copenhagen K


Date Venue Theme
31.05. 01.06. Centre for Textile Research Andes
02.06. National Museum of Denmark Conservation, analyses and reconstruction Afternoon: Guided tours in the museum
03.06. Centre for Textile Research Mexico

The call for papers
The call for papers closed on 01.10. 2015.

By now we are happy to present the abstracts of the speakers here on this website. We are looking forward to welcoming you all at CTR in the end of May.


Andean Papers
Mexico Papers
Conservation, Analyses, Reconstruction

Participants without paper
Participants without paper are still welcome. Please write Lena Bjerregaard to register as soon as possible.

Conference fee
There is no conference fee – neither for speakers nor for attendants. The Queen of Denmark has been so kind as to give funding for the conference that will cover our expenses.

Lena Bjerregaard, e-mail:

The conference will present papers on current and previous unpublished research of both senior researchers as well as students of archaeology, anthropology, conservation, art history, Pre-Spanish history, etc., about their research in any topic that is linked to the understanding of pre-Columbian Textiles. A session on newly excavated Mexican archaeological textiles is planned.

The conference will be live streamed.

A publication of the conference papers is scheduled for 2017: Pre-Columbian Textiles, University of Nebraska.

The conference will follow up on the 5 Jornadas Internacionales de Textiles Precolombinos, held in the university of Barcelona 1999 – 2010, and in Quai Branly, Paris 2012. The papers from these conferences have all been published (Actas I-V, and the VIth meeting is currently getting ready to be published online).

Yours sincerely,

Marie-Louise Nosch
PhD, Research professor, Director

Lena Bjerregaard
Conservator, Guest Researcher
Centre for Textile Research