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Textiles Close Up — From Ancient to Avant-Garde: Textiles in Montreal

September 28 & 29, 2017, Montreal, QC

Join us for a survey of historic textiles collections and contemporary textile-making in Montreal, Canada. This 2-day Textiles Close Up will provide access to a wide range of collections and institutions, all led by expert curators, researchers and artists. Your visit will include:

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with a behind-the-scenes viewing of Ancient Andean weavings
  • Concordia University for an afternoon exploring the exciting textile work in the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at this innovative school.
  • The McCord Museum with a special viewing of First Nation’s textiles
  • Musée de la Mode for a behind-the-scenes viewing of textiles for fashion.
  • Lunch at a cafe in Montreal’s historic district

Registration opens for members on August 7th, and for nonmembers on August 14th. 

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Scholarships Available for Textiles Close Up

Deadline: AUGUST 28th

One full fee waiver scholarship for From Ancient to Avant-Garde: Textiles in Montreal is available to Textile Society members who would otherwise be unable to attend. TSA supports emerging artists and professionals. Please apply or encourage your students to apply.

Students are eligible for reduced membership and program admission rates. Other benefits of membership include access to our network of members, access to opportunities and events calendars, and discounts on select textiles journals.


Call for Submissions: 2018 Symposium

Submissions Open for the seven categories of presentation.

Deadline is September 15, 2017 for: Individual Paper Abstracts, Organized Sessions, Roundtable and Panel Discussion, Film/Digital Media entries, Posters, and NEW Warp Speed Presentations

Deadline is April 1, 2018 for Members’ Exhibition of small works exploring the theme: Social Fabric – Deep Local/Pan Global, measuring 8”x10”

All entries must be submitted on-line.

The theme of TSA’s 16th Biennial Symposium is The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global. The 2018 Textile Society of America Symposium will take place in Vancouver, BC, Canada, at the Sheraton Wall Centre, September 19 – 23, 2018

. Located on the Pacific Rim, Vancouver offers a pertinent setting to probe the impact and influence of settlers and immigration on an already long-inhabited land, and how textile traditions have been influenced, changed, and/or adapted through and by cultural contact. In 2014 Vancouver city council unanimously voted to acknowledge that the city is on un-ceded Aboriginal territory, creating fertile ground for this conversation.

Do you have questions? Please contact Caroline Hayes Charuk, Membership Associate, or any member of the Board of Directors for assistance.

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