OATG Events Programme

Detail, Hmong (Miao), Guizhou, S W China Baby carrier - Pitt Rivers Museum 2000.35.1

Detail, Hmong (Miao) baby carrier, Guizhou, S W China - Pitt Rivers Museum 2000.35.1
©THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

The Oxford Asian Textile Group (OATG) annual programme includes a number of talks on a wide variety of textile related topics. Some lecturers are from the UK and some are specialists from overseas who are visiting England and enjoying some time in Oxford.

Talks may be held at different locations and times. Some may be held in the Education Department of the Ashmolean Museum, accessed by day via the main entrance to the Museum or, in the evening, by the side entrance of the Museum via St Giles Street from 6 pm.  Talks may also be held at the Pauling Center, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS or elsewhere. Please note the specified location and time given for each talk below.

Study visits are also arranged to museums and textile centres in Oxford and elsewhere, often to see material that is not on public exhibition. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have the collector of the items, the researcher or the curator, to throw new light on the fabrics. Inevitably numbers must be restricted on these study days.

Tuesday 27 November

Textiles from the Arab World collected by Jenny Balfour-Paul

with Abigael Flack, collections officer and Julia Nicholson, Curator and Joint Head of Collections, Pitt Rivers Museum

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An introduction to and viewing of this collection and the role of voluntary community curators in the Multaka Oxford project.

For more information on the type of textiles on view have a look at the blog post written by Abigael Flack, Collections Officer at the Pitt Rivers Museum: Textiles from the Arab World: A dress from Palestine

Location: Pitt Rivers Museum (South entrance, from South Parks road)

Time: from 4 pm refreshments, 4.30 - 6 p.m. talks and viewing.

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Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December 2018

"Grey Matters" - A Tapestry Weaving Workshop

with Volunteer tutors from Oxford Guerilla Weavers & friends

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Location: Ashmolean Museum Education Centre (Lower Ground Floor). Please meet us there on the day.

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm on both days

(There will be a break for lunch - lunch is not included in the costs)

Costs:
£10 per day for OATG members
£15 per day for Non-OATG members

Registration: Spaces for the workshop are limited to 10 participants and will be distributed on the first confirmed registration (by payment receipt) and with priority for OATG members

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Saturday 2 February  2019

Annual General Meeting  followed by a Show &Tell

Location: Ashmolean Museum Education Centre

Time: 1–4 p.m.

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Thursday 21st March 2019

Lifting the Veil: The Conservation and Mounting of Thangkas at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

A talk by Karen Horton, Independent Textile and Ethnographic Conservator.

The talk will focus on the conservation of the Tibetan thangkas' textile mounts and the minimal intervention policy that the Chester Beatty Library adheres too. She will discuss the methods and materials used and the ethical implication of conserving sacred textiles as well as the non-invasive mounting method she designed and developed with her colleagues at the library to install the thangkas allowing them to be displayed with their veils pleated as they would have hung in their Himalayan temple setting.

Karen Horton trained as an archaeological conservator at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and then chose to specialise in Textile Conservation, training at the Textile Conservation Centre in the United Kingdom. Karen works internationally as an independent textile and ethnographic conservator for museums and private clients.

Location: The Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS.

Time: 6.00 p.m. (for a 6.15 p.m. start) – 8 p.m.

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OATG events are free for members and £3 for non-members

For more information and registration please contact: OATG Events

Information about forthcoming events is also given in the OATG's journal Asian Textiles, which comes out in February, June and October.Members are encouraged to view this website regularly for the latest news on the OATG programme.. From time to time events are arranged at short notice as our speakers cannot always confirm their travel arrangements and availability in time for publication in Asian Textiles.  We don’t want you to miss out!

See the OATG blog where members can interact and keep up-to-date on textile news.

Contact the programme organisers for more information on the programme or with suggestions for events.

9 December 2009. Members of OATG being given a special tour of the new Textile Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by its curator, Dr Ruth Barnes (standing, right)

9 December 2009.  Members of OATG being given a special tour of the new Textile Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by its curator, Dr Ruth Barnes (standing, right) and former founding Chairman of OATG.