Newsletter - of the CIETA Embroidery Group
Bulletin d’Information de Groupe Broderie de CIETA

Nr 52
January 2015

Rheinfelden, January 31, 2015

Dear members,

In this newsletter you will find as usual links to meetings and exhibitions.
You are kindly requested to send contributions to the newsletter and to the website. As always, I will be very pleased to receive book reviews, information on exhibitions, conferences and other textile related events of interest to the members of the Embroidery Group.

Additionally, as usual, I am sending a paper version to members without an e-mail address.

Many thanks for your help, I am appreciating all your further information very much.

yours Anne


I N F O R M A T I O N (see also section information)

General Information on Museums:

Swiss National Museum, Dept. Textiles and Fashion
The collection spans the entire spectrum of textile techniques and functions.
- There is a focus on wool knitwear as well as wool and linen embroidery from the 13th to the 21st century.
- The largest reference collection of Swiss traditional costumes, largely comprised of costumes collected by Julie Heierli, the author of the definitive book on the subject: Die Volkstrachten der Schweiz (1922–1932) (Traditional Costumes of Switzerland [1922–1932]).
- There is also an extensive collection of accessories, headwear and men’s waistcoats, as well as items of clothing from international couturiers that were produced using Swiss textiles, and  Swiss brand clothing from the 17th to the 21st century.
- Representative collections from the 15th to the 20th century of chasubles, copes, dalmatics, Marian robes and veils, which reflect the procedures of the Eucharist.
- There are also significant holdings of textile archives. 
Curators are: Dr. des. Joya Indermühle,
and Andrea Franzen


E X H I B I T I O N S: (see also section exhibition)

forthcoming exhibitions:

  • 1 February to 3 May 2015 European Art Quilts VIII und Stepparbeiten aus eigener Sammlung, Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld , Andreasmarkt 8, 47809 Krefeld ,
    Quilts aus 15 Ländern werden in dieser Ausstellung als Ergebnis eines internationalen Wettbewerbs erstmals in Deutschland gezeigt. Daneben präsentiert das Museum Stepparbeiten aus eigener Sammlung, die aus verschiedenen Regionen und Epochen stammen.
  • 6 February to 18 April 2015 American Tapestry Biennial 10, Kaneko, 1111 Jones St., USA-68102 Omana NE -
  • 22 February to 16 March 2015 The Needle’s Eye. Contemporary embroidery, Kunstindustrimuseet, St. Olavs gate 1, N-0165 Oslo - - The older works are ranged alongside the contemporary embroideries, creating a dialogue that explores the following themes: The realities of embroidery, Time, memory and traces, Tradition and heritage, Narrative, Power and status. These headings show embroidery’s continuing relevance as an artistic medium well suited to comment on social issues, art and the traditions of embroidery.The exhibition is a collaboration between KODE – Art Museums in Bergen and The National Museum.
  • 22 March to 28 March 2015 Fiber Forum - Layers Upon Layers, a week-long surface design experience. Embroiderers’ Guild of America, 335 W.Broadway , Suite 100, (USA) Louisville, Kentucky 40202
  • Reopening 21 March 2015 The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW, USA – Washington DC 20052, Tel (+1) 202 994 5200 ( -
  • postponed to 2015 .Transylvania and the Art of Ottoman Turkish Carpets - Iparmüvészeti Múzeum, Museum of Applied Arts, Üllöi út 33-37, U – 1091 Budapest - Tel (+36) 1 456 5107 -
  • 11 February to 9 August 2015 's isch – ‘s isch nöd - Das St. Galler Kinderfest - Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Vadianstrasse 2, Switzerland - Tel. +41 (0)71 222 17 44 - - -
  • 14 March to 30 May 2015. Ten Plus @ The Silk Museum, Silk Museum, Park Lane, (UK) Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6TJ -
  • 15 April to 9 August 2015.Sonia Delaunay - Tate Modern, Bankside, UK - London SE1 9TG; Tel (+44) 20 7887 8888 -
  • 9 May 2015 to 23 May 2016. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, CA – Toronto ON M55 2C6 , Tel (+1) 416 586 8000 - - Viva México! Clothing and Culture
  • opening 17 May 2015 The Red that Colored the World (working title) Museum of International Folk Art, On Museum Hill, 706 Camino Lejo, In the Hispanic Heritage Wing & Cotsen galleries - USA – Santa Fe NM 87505 Tel (+1) 505 476 1200 - -
  • 28 May to 4 June 2015. Small Expressions, HGA - Handweavers Guild of America, 1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211, (USA) Suwanee, GA 30024 -
  • 2 June to 25 September 2015. American Tapestry Biennial 11, American Tapestry Alliance (ATA), P.O. Box 28600, (USA) San Jose, CA 95159-8600 www.americantapestryalliance,org
  • Deadline 15 August 2015: Fiberart International 2016, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, (USA) Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • Reopening 18 June 2015 Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d'Ecouen, Rue Jean Bullant, F - 95440 Écouen - Tel (+33) 1 34 38 38 50;
    Reopening of the Textile Hall of the museum: 18 June 2014.
  • 5 September to 27 December 2015. C.P. Oberkampf 1735 – 1815. Les Toiles de Jouy. Une aventure humaine, industrielle et artistique. Musée de la toile de Jouy, Château de l’Eglantine, 54 rue Charles de Gaulle, F - 78350 Jouy-en-
    Tel (+33) 1 39 56 48 64, - see symposium

current Exhibitions:

  • 9 January to 19 April 2015 Scherenschnitte - Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, Landesmuseum Zürich, Museumstr. 2, Postfach, CH-8021 Zürich, Switzerland -
  • 24 October 2014 to 28 March 2015 Nadelkunst - Handstickereien aus China und der Schweiz, Ernst Hohl-Kulturstiftung Appenzell, Haus Appenzell, Bahnhofstrasse 43, 8001 Zürich. Some of the chinese embroideries are on sale.
  • 22 August 2014 to 22 March 2015. Flickwerk zur Erleuchtung. Das buddhistische Mönchsgewand, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Münsterplatz 20, CH-4051 Basel -
  • 13 July 2014 to 8 March 2015. Fashion Talks, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur,
  • from 25 October 2014. StrohGold - kulturelle Transformationen sichtbar gemach, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Münsterplatz 20, CH-4051 Basel - T +41 61 266 56 00 -
  • France:

  • 17 October 2014 to 22 February 2015.Sonia Delaunay - Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75 116 Paris. Tel (+33) 1 53 67 40 80;
  • 30 November 2014 to 31 January 2015 La garde-robe de la Comtesse Greffulhe, Paris (F)
    PALAIS GALLIERA , MUSÉE DE LA MODE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116 Paris
  • 7 November 2014 to 11 October 2015. Impressions du Soleil Levant. 150 ans de relations Alsace-Japon, Mulhouse (F), Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes,14, rue Jean-Jacques Henner - BP 1468 - 68072 MULHOUSE France
  • 7 November 2014 to 11 October 2015. Dans le cadre de l’exposition « Impressions du Soleil Levant », le Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes est honoré d’accueillir la plus japonaise des maisons de Couture françaises : LEONARD, Paris, ambassadrice d’excellence des relations franco-japonaises. Décoré de l’Ordre du Soleil Levant, rayons d’or en sautoir, par l’Empereur du Japon, M. Daniel TRIBOUILLARD, à la tête de la Maison LEONARD nous convie à partager sa passion pour la culture ancestrale japonaise sans cesse réinterprétée au travers de ses créations.
    Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes,14, rue Jean-Jacques Henner - BP 1468 - 68072 MULHOUSE France
  • 9 December 2014 to 31 May 2015. Mode d'ici, créateurs d'ailleurs, Musée Galliéra , Musée de la Mode et du Costume, 10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, F-75116 Paris -
  • 25 April 2014 to 15 Mars 2015. Papier peint et Art Nouveau, création, production, diffusion - Rixheim, Musée du papier peint, La Commanderie, 28 rue Zuber, BP 41, F - 68171 Rixheim cedex,
  • 31 May 2014 to 31 December 2019. DMC, l’art du fil. Histoire, actualité et regards d’artistes. Parc de Wesserling - Ecomusée textile, Rue du Parc, F – 68470 Husseren-Wesserling
  • Germany, Saarland, Austria:

    • 14 October to 1 March 2015. tim / Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg. Augsburger Kammgarnspinnerei , (AKS) Provinostraße 46, D - 86153 Augsburg - Ganz in Weiß – Fotografien von Elvira Rodriguez Puerto
    • 18 October to 1 March 2015. Textile Vielfalt “Objekte aus 60 Jahren Textilgestaltung in Potzdam”, textile art Museum Europäischer Kulturen Berlin-Dahlem, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Im Winkel 6-8, D-14195 Berlin
    • 18 October to 1 February 2015. mumok, Museum moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Museumsplatz 1, A - 1070 Wien, Tel (+43)1 525 000; ; - Jenny Tischler. Pin. Contemporary textile art. In Jenny Tischler’s exhibition …the vocabulary of minimalist sculpture comes up against the history and practice of textile work. (mumok homepage)
    • 15 June 2014 to 19 April 2015. Chapeau! Hundert Jahre Hutgeschichten - LVR-Industriemuseum Textilfabrik Cromford Cromforder Allee 24 - D-40878 Ratingen
    • 17 September 2014 to 19 April 2015. MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Stubenring 5, A – 1010 Wien Tel (+43) 1 711360; - Wege der Moderne. Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos und die Folgen (catalogu, Ways to Modernism, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos and their Impact
    • until the end of 2016 Permanent Carpet Gallery, MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst, Stubenring 5, A-1010 Wien
    • from 22 November 2014 reopening Kunstgewerbemuseum SMB, The museum at the Kulturforum Tiergartenstrasse 6, D – 10785 Berlin - Europäische Mode von 1700 bis heute (La mode européenne de 1700 à nos jours / “European Fashion from 1700 to the Present”) (catalogue)


    • 24 July 2014 to 5 July 2015. The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World Transformed - Kent State University Museum, Kent - - From 1914 until 1918, the world faced war on a scale never before seen. In addition to the loss of millions of lives, this period saw tremendous technological, social and political upheaval.
    • 14 March 2014 to 10 May 2015. Solo show Tilleke Schwarz, Craft in the Bay, Lloyd George Avenue, The Flourish, (UK) Cardiff, Wales -
    • until 15 March 2015 Wedding Dresses 177-2014, V&A Museum, London, - the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years.
    • 25 October 2014 to 19 April 2015. Birds of paradise - Plumes & Feathers in Fashion, The Bowes Museum, Textile Department, (UK) Barnard Castle, Co. Durham DL12 8NP -

    Netherlands, Belgium:

    • 10 October 2014 to 6 April 2015. Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde Leiden, Steenstraat 1, NL - 2312 BS Leiden, Tel (+31) 71 5168800,, - Geisha
    • 27 September 2014 to 25 January 2015. Building with textiles, TextielMuseum , Goirke


  • 23 January to 12 April 2015 Collaboration Between China and Norway: Beyond G(l)aze aims to give insight into how a selection of Norwegian and Chinese artists transform clay into exiting works of art, and to show the strong position of ceramics in international contemporary art. KODE Kunstmuseene i Bergen, Rasmus Meyers allé 9 , N-5015 Bergen, Norway -
  • 14 December 2014 to 14 June 2015. 'by TextielMuseum presents Bye TextielMuseum' - TextielMuseum, Goirkestraat 96, 5046 GN Tilburg , Netherlands, Telephone: +31 (0)13 536 74 75
  • Block Prints from the Indus Valley - Textiles collected by Lisette Kampmann in the 1980s, the David Collection, Kronprinsessegade 30, DK-1306 Copenhagen K -
  • until 1 March 2015. Web of the Spiderwoman - Rugs from the Navajo Nation - a special exhibition about the Navajo and their close relationship to the land, sheep, weaving and a lifestyle that may appear unchanged, but which constantly adapts to the American society surrounding them. - National Museum (the Prince's Palace) Ny Vestergade 10 1471 Copenhagen K Dänemark
  • Italy, Portugal:

    • 17 October 2014 to 31 May 2015. Arte vera e gentile. Ricami e merletti dalla collezione Antonia Suardi - Museo del Tessuto, Prato Textile Museum, Via Puccetti 3, I – 59100 Prato , Arte vera e gentile. Tel (+39) 0574 611503 - - Embroideries and lace from the Antonia Suardi collection
    • 7 November 2014 to 16 February 2015. The Ladies by the Pollaiolo Brothers: Works from a great Renaissance Workshop, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Museo dei tessili, Via Manzoni 12, I-20121 Milano (MI)
    • 21 November 2014 to 21 June 2015. Ikat/Chiné, decorare il tessuto (catalogue) - Fondazione Antonio Ratti, via Cernobbio 19, I - 22100 Como, Tel (+39) 031 3384976 - -

    Czech Republic, Slovakia:

    • until 31 December 2015. Vital Art Nouveau 1900, Municipal House, Prague -
      The long-termed exhibition presents a selection of the most outstanding works of Czech and European Art Nouveau art from the holdings of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. The Exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive and richly illustrated book published by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and Arbor Vitae Publishing House in Czech and English. (Order: - )
    • permanent exhibition, Golden Age of Pomerania. Art on the court of dukes of Pomerania in 16th and 17th cent.
      The most important for the history of costume is a collection of vestments and jewels taken from the graves of dukes of Pomerania. All of them underwent a thorough conservation.
      The very good and lovely catalogue was published together with the exhibition (bilingual Polish – German). It is possible to buy it in the Museum.

    USA, Canada, Southamerica, Mexico:  

    • 10 January to 5 April 2015 Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street, (USA) Philadelphia, PA 191130 -
    • 12 January to 16 March 2015 Through the Needle’s Eye, Embroiderers’ Guild of America, 335 W.Broadway , Suite 100, (USA) Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    • Reopening 12 December 2014. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 East 91st St., USA – New York, NY 10128 - Tel (+1) 212.849.8400 (
    • 19 November 2014. The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, USA - Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404, Tel (+1) 312 443 3600 ( New Galleries for Islamic Art (Gallery 50). For the first time in years, the Art Institute is able to tell the complex story of Islamic cultural production in its new galleries devoted to Islamic art.
    • 14 November 2014 to 1 March 2015. Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 520 South First Street, (USA) San Jose, CA 95113-
    • 4 November to 2 March 2015. New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Cir. , (USA) New York -
    • 4 November 2014 to 1 March 2015. Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles, Los Angeles (USA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036 -
      Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles, showcases Japanese swords, samurai robes, battle screens, and woodblock prints depicting legends and battles. This installation in the Pavilion for Japanese Art complements the exhibition Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection at LACMA.
    • 18 September 2014 to 25 January 2015. Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, CA – Toronto, ON M5G 2H5, Tel (+1) 416 599 5321 - Telling Stories. The exhibition presents textile objects, from the 12th century to the present day, that serve as narrative media.
    • 8 Octobre 2014 to 19 april 2015 Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, CA – Toronto, ON M5G 2H5, Tel (+1) 416 599 5321 -
      From Ashgabat to Istanbul: Oriental Rugs from Canadian Collections.
    • from 3 June 2014. Exposed: A History of Lingerie - FIT Museum, New York -
    • 18 June 2014 to 30 June 2016. Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century - Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto.
    • 21 June 2014 to 25 January 2015. Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
      Over 50 precious Early Islamic textiles dating from the 8th to 14th centuries – including rare examples of clothing – are featured in this original exhibition of ROM material. The decoration on these textiles mainly consists of Arabic inscriptions, usually invoking Allah and naming the ruler.
    • 21 June to 25 January 2015. Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting - Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto - 100 Queenspark, CA Toronto ON M55 2C6 - - the exhibition invites you to think critically about the relationship between function and fashion in our daily lives.
    • 21 June to 25 January 2015. Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queenspark, CA Toronto ON M55 2C6-
    • until 2014. Collected in the Field: Shoemaking Traditions From Around the World, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto -
    • 26 July 2014 to 15 February 2015. LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, USA - Los Angeles, CA 90036, Tel (+1) 323-857-6000; - Art Deco Textiles
    • until May 2015. Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (USA) Baltimore, MD 21218-3898 -
    • until 16 August 2015. Painting with Threads : Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th – 19th Century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA – New York, NY 10028-0198
      Tel (+1) 212 535 7710 -
    • 11 August 2014 to 4 April 2015. Celestial Threads, Asian Art Museum, Chong-Moon Lee Centre for Asian Art & Culture, 200 Larkin Street, USA-CA 94102 San Francisco -

    M E E T I N G S (see also section meetings )


    • 3 February 2015 de  14h  à  17h, Cette  journée  d’étude  organisée  par  l’association  ART  &  LUXE  à  l’hôtel Soubise,   60  rue  des  Francs  Bourgeois  à  Paris,    
      thème: métiers  de  la  mode  et  du  luxe  à  Paris  au  18 e  siècle.  
      À  cette  occasion  seront  réunis  des  spécialistes  de  l’estampe  de  mode,  de  l’histoire  des métiers   et   du  style  :   Pascale   Cugy,  Clare  Haru   Crowston,   Christian   Baulez  et Georgina  Bordier-Letourmy.
      Dans  la  limite  des  places  disponibles  et  sur  inscription  avec  participation  de  5  euros  à : Association  ART  &  LUXE , 38  boulevard  Henri  IV  75004  Paris, -  
    • 24 to 26 February 2015 "DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES" , Antwerpen (BEL)
      In collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Europeana Fashion hosts its third annual conference in Antwerp on 24, 25 and 26 February 2015. The conference DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES explores the future of digital fashion initiatives, bringing together a multitude of online fashion platforms and innovative perspectives from the cultural heritage industry.
    • 25 to 27 February 2015 II Congreso Nacional de Jóvenes Historiadores Del Arte “Utraque Unum: El arte en Europa y América en los territorios de los Borbones del siglo XVIII"
      E:mail: -
    • 5 to 6 March 2015 Textile Sammlungen im musealen und wissenschaftlichen Kontext, Textilpiazza (HANRO-Areal) in Liestal, Switzerland: Ziel dieser zweitägigen Veranstaltung ist es, unsere Erfahrungen bei der Inventarisierung der HANRO-Sammlung weiter zu geben und gleichzeitig eine Plattform für die Vernetzung all jener Akteure in der Schweiz zu bieten, die sich mit der Bedeutung und dem Erbe der Textilindustrie in der Schweiz auseinander setzen. Wir erwarten spannende Vorträge zu kulturwissenschaftlichen und museologischen Aspekten der Arbeit mit Textilsammlungen.
      Anmeldung: Bitte bis
      15. Februar mit unserem Online-Formular oder per Mail an Nina Wasser
    • 25 to 27 March 2015 Critical Costume 2015 - An international scientific conference and artistic research exhibition of costume design - Helsinki, Finland , Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
      Critical Costume 2015 is the second event within the Critical Costume research project, originally initiated at Edge Hill University, UK in 2013 (see ), and investigates costume practices as a means of critically interrogating the body in/as performance.
      For more information, please contact: Prof. Sofia Pantouvaki, email:
    • 26 to 27 March 2015 Tagung/Workshop: Zur Zukunft der Textilmuseen und -sammlungen, St. Gallen (CH)
      Veranstalter: Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Verbindung mit der Museumsakademie Joanneum Graz und in Kooperation mit netzwerk mode textil e.V.
      Veranstaltungsort: Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Vadianstrasse 2, CH-9000 St. Gallen -
      museumsakademie@museum– (für Euro-Überweisung) (für CHF-Überweisung) - Kosten: 180 € / 180 CHF
    • 9 May 2015 7. Jahresmitgliederversammlung , Berlin : netzwerk mode textil
      Vortragssaal des neu eröffneten Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseums am Kulturforum
      zur Jahresmitgliederversammlung vom
      07. - 10.05.2015
      zum aktuellen Stand der Planung finden Sie auf unserer Website unter
      Mitglieder/Meetings. Koordination des Begleitprogramms:
      Josephine Barbe
    • 11 to 13 May 2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Producing the history of fashion in the West - Paris (F)
      Proposals (a title, a summary of about 2000 characters, and a bibliography giving the author's main publications) are to reach the following address before 1st December 2014:
      This conference organised by the "Appearances, bodies, and societies" Research Interest Group is open to researchers working on the history of fashion and appearances in Europe or elsewhere, from the end of the Middle Ages up to the present day. It will provide a multidisciplinary analysis of museum and university discourses, concepts, experiments and experiences, and of their intellectual origins and the institutional frameworks within which they are produced across diverse local and national contexts. The aim is to better understand the various ways of tackling the subject so as to highlight new areas of research convergence, thereby giving new impetus to international cooperation.
    • 9 May to September 2015 4th RIJSWIJK TEXTILE BIENNIAL 2015 IN HOLLAND The exhibition in Rijswijk near Den Haag will be visited during the 17th ETN Conference! For those who want to apply for this international biennial please consult the website - deadline for application: 31 Aug. 2014
    • 16 to 17 May 2015 The 17th ETN Conference, ETN - "Dutch Textile Art, Craft and Design", European Textile Network, P.O. Box 5944, D-30059 Hannover - Under this motto the 17th European Textile Network (ETN) Conference will take place in the framework of the "Textiel Festival" in Leiden, Holland, from 16th to 17th May, 2015. The conference venue will be the Ethnographic Museum of Leiden.
      European Textile Network
      P.O. Box 5944 D-30059 Hannover /or - Friedenstr. 5 D-30175 Hannover
      Tel: +49-511/817006 - Fax: +49-511/813108 -
    • 16 to 17 May 2015 TEXTIEL FESTIVAL LEIDEN: COMPETITION “WATER – LAND. It still is possible to enter textile art works in the competition to the theme of “Water-Land” (with an eye on the changing climate and the changes of water and land, especially important in the Netherlands). The results will be shown in the Pieters Kerk in Leiden, headquarters of the Textiel Festival, from 13 to 16 May, 2015. Website: - deadline: 1 October 2014
    • 16 to 17 May 2015 17th ETN Conference will take place at the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde in Leiden, the Netherlands.Host is the STIDOC Foundation, organizer of the Textiel Festival in Leiden, in the person of Hanny Spierenburg, ETN -  You will find the provisional schedule plus photo series on the town of Leiden and Dutch Textile Design together with some appetisers to the theme on the ETN website:
    • 18 May 2015 Biotextiles, (Symposium) Stichting Textielcommissie Nederland, Gabriel Metsustr. 8, NL-1071 EA Amsterdam - Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde Leiden - For more information visit our website:
      Registration for TC donors is possible from 1 March 2015
      Registration for non-donors is possible from 15 March 2015
      Get inspired by the symposium theme on our Pinterest page:
    • 10 to 11 June 2015: International & interdisciplinary congress: From battle field to drawing room: textile and (military) fashion around 1815 - Royal Museum of the Army and of Military History, Brussels - Belgium - Deadline for contribution: 1 December 2014
      For the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo this congress offers an international and interdisciplinary platform to scientists wishing to present new research concerning the era from 1880 to 1820. Proposals are to be sent to -
      All questions regarding the congress are to be put to Ilse Bogaerts: (+31) (0)2-737 79 18 or through internet
    • 18 to 20 June 2015: Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli 1,
      I - 20100 Milano,
      Fashion Tales 2015. Feeding the Imaginary (International Conference)
    • 11 to 12 September 2015 conference: The Look of Austerity, The Museum of London, London Wall, (UK) London EC2 5HN -
    • 8 to 13 September 2015 ICOM meeting in Toronto, Canada, Theme: Exhibitions and Interpretation, Call for papers deadline 28 February 2015
      Toronto has a rich dress and textile history; as a major centre of garment production in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a major retail centre for clothing in Canada (including iconic department stores Eaton’s and Holt Renfrew) and home to many of Canada’s contemporary fashion designers including Greta Constantine, Jeremy Laing and Smythe.
      The meeting will overlap in part with Toronto’s wildly successful international film festival TIFF, so we will be working hard to finalize the programme and encouraging people to book their accommodation in good time.
      Further details about the meeting can be found on the meeting website Details about registration and payment will be available from 1 April 2015. If you have any questions please email Alexandra Kim at
    • 8 to 10 October 2015 Oberkampf et la toile imprimée XVIII e  - XIX e  siècle
      Production, création, consommation. Colloque international 8-10 octobre 2015
      Musée de la toile de Jouy-HEC, Jouy-en-Josas,
      Colloque international à l’occasion du bicentenaire de la mort de Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, fondateur de la manufacture de Jouy. Vous êtes invités à participer à ce colloque en soumettant des propositions écrites résumant votre sujet d'étude en 2 pages maximum à l'adresse
      oberkampf2015@gmail- Date limite de soumission : le 20 décembre 2014.

    B O O K R E V I E W S: (see also section book reviews )

    books and articles:
    since October 2014

    • Nadelkunst, Handstickereien aus China und der Schweiz, Begleitpublikation zur Ausstellung im Haus Appenzell, St.Peterstr.16, Zürich, Band 10/2014, mit Beiträgen von Ursula Karbacher, Birgit Langenegger, Professor Qiao Xiaoguang, Yu Hao. 144 pages, text in german, many color illustrations, ISBN 978-3-85882-707-4 - , CHF 30.- , Ernst Hohl-Kulturstiftung Appenzell, Bahnhofstrasse 43, CH-8001 Zürich, Switzerland, Tel: +41 44 217 83 30
      Fax: +41 44 217 83 33. -
    • Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV: Interpreting the Art of Elegance Sandra, edited by Kathryn Norberg and Rosenbaum. Texas Tech University Press. 320 - pages, cloth bound 7 x 10”, 83 B&W, 41 color illustrations, index, $45.95. ISBN 978-0-89672-857-8, published Sept. 2014 - Texas Tech University Press
      Phone  806.742.2982  |  Toll-free  800.832.4042 - Fax  806.742.2979- E-mail - Web
      Book ordering via CDC 800.621.2736  |  Fax  800.621.8476
    • “Remember Now Thy Creator”: Scottish Girls’ Samplers, 1700-1872, by Naomi Tarrant, Edinburgh, 2014, in english, 232 pages, full colour illustrations, at £ 20
      Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, ISBN 978-1-90833-207-3
      Books can be ordered from Booksource: 50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8NB, Tel: 0845 370 0067 -
    • Sophie Taeuber Arp. Today Is Tomorrow a comprehensive accompanying volume to the exhibition.1st edition German; 2nd edition English. In addition to numerous illustrations, this publication includes scholarly essays by Rahel Beyerle, Sarah Burkhalter, Medea Hoch, Brigitte Maier, Walburga Krupp, Sigrid Schade, Thomas Schmutz, Maike Steinkamp and Rudolf Suter.Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich, 2014, - 288 pages. 432 color photos and 4 black and white pictures, 23 x 31 cm, ISBN 978-3-85881-432-6 – at Euro 58 (CHF 69).
    • Eine immerwährende Krönung - Charles VII (1403-1461) und die Throntapisserie im Louvre, by Monica Stucky-Schürer, Basel, 2014, ISBN: 978-3-7965-3305-1 - 107 p. 55 colour pictures, , in german language, french edition also available: ISBN: 978-3-7965-3306-8 (un couronnement perpétuel, Charles VII et la tapisserie du trône du Louvre).

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