NATCC 2021 Going Virtual !


Dear Colleagues and Friends of NATCC,

As it is becoming increasingly unlikely that we will be able to come together and hold a successful conference in October 2021, the Board of the NATCC has decided to postpone our next in-person conference in Nashville until Fall 2023. Our concern is partly because of the uncertainty surrounding the length and severity of the CoViD-19 pandemic, and partly out of recognition of the economic damage the disease continues to cause to the heritage community. 

We do not want to lose all of the positive momentum created during our 2019 Ottawa/Gatineau conference and we are continuing discussions for the best way to bring our textile conservation community and allied professions together for a virtual event that we propose takes place in October 2021. In addition to the usual series of papers, we are currently considering formats that have the potential to bring us together more informally during a virtual event, such as roundtable discussions, tips sessions, short demonstrations and invited presentations by leaders in our field.

The Board acknowledges and thanks all of you who have already submitted abstracts for Nashville 2021. In the next couple of weeks, we will be sending out a short survey to canvas opinion regarding content and format. We look forward to hearing from you, and working together as we plan our next meeting. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions, concerns or ideas.

NATCC Board of Directors: Caterina Florio, Christine Giuntini, Gretchen Guidess, Amanda Holden, Iliana López, Hector Meneses, Denise Migdail, Elizabeth Shaeffer, Sarah Stevens, Howard Sutcliffe, Joel Thompson

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