COLLOQUIUM--New Threads: Recent Research on Egyptian Textiles

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 9, 2019
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Classical Studies, Middle East History / Studies

Dear Colleagues,

 

On behalf of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, and the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, I would like to draw your attention to the upcoming colloquium New Threads: Recent Research on Egyptian Textiles on November 8-9, 2019, complementing the new exhibition Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt (August 31, 2019-January 5,2020).

This colloquium features new research from five distinguished scholars that will challenge our concepts of these ancient textile artworks. The program also includes curator-led tours of both exhibitions and a first look at the new Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center.

 

Friday, November 8, 3–5 PM

Dumbarton Oaks Museum
1703 32nd Street, NW

Curator Tour: Ornament: Fragments of Byzantine Fashion

Saturday, November 9, 9 AM–4 PM

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW

Wool as a Medium for Prestige Goods Along “The Silk Road” (First to Sixth Centuries CE)
Thelma K. Thomas, associate professor of fine arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Late Antique Furnishing Textiles from Egypt Explored: Materials and Techniques
Kathrin Colburn, conservator, Department of Textile Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile: Humor in “Coptic” Textiles
Warren T. Woodfin, Kallinikeion Associate Professor of Byzantine Studies, Queens College, City University of New York

The Evidence for Textiles in Church Treasuries
Jennifer L. Ball, associate professor of Byzantine art history, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

An Introduction to Textiles from Early Medieval Egypt from the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection
Lyssa C. Stapleton, curator, Cotsen Collections

Curator Tours
Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt, and late antique textiles in the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection

For registration, please visit https://museum.gwu.edu/colloquium

 

Additionally in the upcoming months, the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum will be hosting multiple events in conjunction with the exhibition. For a detailed list of events, please visit https://museum.gwu.edu/exhibition-programs.

 

We would be delighted to see you in our museum, and at the November colloquium.

 

With kind regards,

 

Sumru Belger Krody

Senior Curator

The Textile Museum at the George Washington Unviersity Museum 

 

 

Contact Info: 

Sumru Belger Krody

Senior Curator

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

701 21st Street, NW  • Washington, DC 20052

202‐994‐5853  skrody@gwu.edu • museum.gwu.edu

 

 

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