Mexico City 2017

Nuu Savi. Textiles of the Old Kingdoms 

Beyond the buzzing world of her cities, ancient Mexico breathes, full of stories and living history. This journey takes us there. Our Mecca is the upper Mixteca region in the state of Oaxaca. Well off the beaten track and well worth visiting, this region is home to some of the most colorful textile villages in Mexico, rare towns where the old ways of traditional fashion are alive and well. We take you inside these and other villages, introducing you to weavers, embroiderers and basket plaiters. We also will visit the ruins of the palace of Cacaxtla with its amazing murals, windows into this land a millenia ago. We spend an afternoon in the patinaed peace of a four hundred year old Spanish hacienda and we’ll peek into a Dominican monastery in the center of a fallen kingdom. But more than anything we meet people, old time artisans and creative hearts carrying forward their priceless inheritance, the woven, clay, palm voice of their rooted ancestors. Far beyond the guidebooks and tourist routes, this is a journey for textile lovers and explorers curious about how people live and what’s around the next corner.
 
Dates: November 12th - 16th, 2017
 
12 available spaces
 
Cost: US$1,750.00  
 
Includes:

• Professional bilingual guides (English / Spanish) 
• Private transportation 
• Entrance fees, tips for meals and drivers 
• 5 nights in double occupation at local 3 and 4 stars hotels 
• All activities and some meals (please click on the link to have a look at the complete itinerary) 

http://traditionsmexico.com/tours/oaxaca/org.php

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday and Friday, November 9th and 10th, 2017

Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía "Manuel del Castillo Negrete"

9 am - 5 pm

Ties of Ancient Mexico - A Technique Employed by Pre-Columbian Cultures / Ana Julia Poncelis Gutiérrez, Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía "Manuel del Castillo Negrete" (ENCRyM) - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Mexico

Designs in Cotton and Palm Leaf. Pre-Hispanic Funerary Bundle from Zimapán, Hidalgo State / Judith Gómez, Luisa Mainou, Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural - INAH, Mexico

Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican Garments Made Out of Shell: A Proposal for Research and Conservation / María de Lourdes Gallardo Parrodi, Museo del Templo Mayor - INAH, Mexico

All That Glitters Is Gold: Metallic Embellishments on the Plume of Ancient Mexico / María Olvido Moreno Guzmán, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico

Material Culture and Endurance: Feathered Textiles from the Gran Chaco / Silvana Di Lorenzo, Silvia Manuale, Museo Etnográfico de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Embroidery Textile Technology in Viceroy Times, Techniques and Materials / Ingrid Karina Jiménez Cosme, José Luis Ruvalcaba Sil, INAH - UNAM, Mexico

Palm Tree and Coconut Fibers in Noemí Ramírez's Contemporary Textile Art / Ana Lizeth Mata Delgado, Claudia María Coronado García, ENCRyM - INAH, Mexico

Shiny Surfaces – The Conservation of Cellophane and Related Materials / Elizabeth-Anne Haldane, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

Manipulation of Early Plastics and the Variable Fabrication of Cellulose Acetate: Assessing Opposite Ends of the Spectrum of two Identical Belts Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli c.1938 / Leanne Tonkin, Adriana Rizzo, The Costume Institute - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

Moving Embroidery – A Way to Preserve the Full Cultural Heritage of Chasubles in Use / Heidi Åberg, Studio Västsvensk Konservering, Sweden

Re-imagining Embellishment: The Conservation of Iris van Herpen’s Radically Engineered Surfaces / Sarah Scaturro, Leanne Tonkin, The Costume Institute - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

Antebellum Ornament: The Conservation of the Butler Greenwood Parlor Furnishings at the New Orleans Museum of Art / Howard Sutcliffe, River Region Costume and Textile Conservation, USA

Digitally Created Katagami Stencils for Printing Textile Infills / Nancy Britton, Ann-Sofie Stjernlöf, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

Topsy-Turvy Conservation: Consolidating and Wet Cleaning the Embellished Hangings from the Spangled Bed, Knole / Rosamund Weatherall, Claire Golbourn, National Trust Textile Conservation Studio, UK

Philadelphia’s Opulent Embroidery: The Study of a Needlework Painted Picture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection / Martina Ferrari, Sara Reiter, Bernice Morris, Beth Price, Kate Duffy, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

Embellishing: The Truth / Denise Migdail, Asian Art Museum, USA

Research Study and Restoration of an 18th Century Court Dress from the National History Museum Collection / Laura Jazmín Solís Gómez, Museo Nacional de Historia - INAH, Mexico

Preserving the Process: The Conservation of Mid-production Resist-dyed Dutch Wax and Indonesian Batik Textiles / Bernice Morris, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

Problems in the Reintegration of Color into Textiles. The Example of a Rebozo (a shawl) from Tenancingo / Diana María Medellín Martínez, Museo del Templo Mayor - INAH, Mexico

Challenged by a Chasuble: Developing a Conservation Treatment Combining Paper and Textile Techniques / Lynn McClean, National Museums Scotland, UK

All that Glitters: Binders/Adhesives Found in Metallic Printed Textiles in the Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art / Sara Reiter, Beth A. Price, Kate Duffy, Ken Sutherland, Andrew Lins, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

 

 

Thursday and Friday, November 9th and 10th, 2017

Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía "Manuel del Castillo Negrete"

9 am - 5 pm

Aesthetics vs. Conservation: An Interdisciplinary Experience in the Discussion Regarding the Cleaning of Metallic Threads during the Textile Conservation and Restoration Workshop (STCRT) at the Conservation, Restoration, and Museography School "Manuel del Castillo Negrete" (ENCRyM) / Lucía Alviar Cerón, Adriana Jiménez Marín, ENCRyM - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Mexico

Restoration of Two Cotton Mixtec Huipiles Adorned with Silk Appliques and Embroideries Belonging to the Hold in Reserve Objects Category of the National Museum of Anthropology / Ana Kateri Becerra Pérez, Laura Filloy Nadal, Museo Nacional de Antropología - INAH, Mexico

Analysis and Characterization of Turk’s head knots / Joy Boutrup, Denmark

Preliminary Observation on Experimental Use of Laser Irradiation on Textiles / Emilia Cortes, Ana Radojević, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

Metal Threads Could Be Metal Threats? Examination of Metal Surface Decorations Used For Embellishment of Greek Ecclesiastical Textiles / Anna Karatzani, Conservation Department of the Technological Educational Institute, Greece

A Collection’s History / Verónica Kuhliger, Museo Nacional de Historia - INAH, Mexico

Ravine Inhabitants and Color. Textiles from the Maguey Cave / Begoña Aranzazú Muerza Avendaño, Mexico

Porcupine vs. Moose: An Investigation and Treatment of Seneca-Iroquois Moccasins / Nicole Passerotti, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, USA

Embroidering Traditions: Leather and Textile Guayaca from the Gauchesca culture / Lucila Pesoa, Juliana Ullúa, Museo Histórico Nacional de Argentina - Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina

Ethnographical Crowns – Variety of Materials and the Importance of Storage Conditions / Indra Saulesleja, Indra Tuna, National History Museum of Latvia, Latvia

Paint-By-Number Stabilization: A Polychrome Net Overlay for an Embroidered Mourning Picture / Ingrid Seyb, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

To Cover With Grace. The Conservation of a Rebozo (a shawl) from San Ignacio de Loyola School, Vizcaínas. Mexico/ Juan Gerardo Ugalde Salinas, María Fernanda Aceves Valencia, Agueda Selene Delgado Cueva, ENCRyM - INAH, Mexico

 

National Museum of History, Castle of Chapultepec

The Museum has twelve halls that present the country's historical trajectory, from the Conquest to the dawn of the twentieth century, among which stand out: Two isolated continents, The Church in time of the Bourbons, the footprints of Miguel Hidalgo, The Young Nation (1821-1867), Towards Modernity, Revolutions, The Constitutional Era, Malaquitas Hall and Viceroys Hall. It also has twenty-two halls in the area known as Alcázar, where the halls of Maximilian of Habsburg (1832-1857) and Carlota of Belgium (1840-1927), as well as President Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) are recreated. It also houses the carriages of Benito Juárez (1866-1872) and Maximiliano, and a hall that recalls the assault on the Chapultepec Castle by the American troops of 1847, among other historical events. It has one of the largest collections, it exceeds 90000 objects including paintings, drawings, engravings, prints, coins, historical flags, historical documents, weapons, clothing and accessories, as well as furniture and household goods.

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

9.00 am - Departure from the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City) to the National Museum of History (Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec s/n, San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, 11580 Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México).

4.00 pm – Departure from the National Museum of History (Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec s/n, San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, 11580 Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México) to the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México).

Transportation: Van with driver from the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Exhibition Design. A historian from Paseos Culturales will be waiting for you. Contact: Jacqueline Correa Gutiérrez.

Suggestion: Wear comfortable shoes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We kindly ask you to remember that lunch is not included in this tour. The National Museum of History does not offer a cafeteria service. We therefore suggest you to have a good breakfast and take with you some fruit and/or energetic bar in your bag, plus water.

Duration: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

20 available places

Cost: US$20.00 per person, including transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English. Note that food/lunch is not included.

http://www.castillodechapultepec.inah.gob.mx/

 

Templo Mayor, Downtown

This museum - designed by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (1919-2013) - was created to exhibit more than seven thousand objects found during the excavations (between 1978 and 2982) in what was the Sacred Precinct of the Mexica culture. The museographic project is based on the distribution itself of the Templo Mayor, where Tlaloc, god of the rain, and Huitzilopochtli, sole deity of the war, were worshiped. Nestled in the "heart" of Mexico City, the site offers visitors the opportunity to experience Mexican vestiges through its eight halls: Archaeological Background, Ritual and Sacrifice, Tribute and Trade, Huitzilopochtli, Tlaloc, Flora and Fauna, Agriculture and Historical Archeology.

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

9.00 am - Departure from the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City) to the Templo Mayor Museum (Seminario 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Ciudad de México).

2.30 pm – Departure from the Templo Mayor Museum (Seminario 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Ciudad de México) to the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México).

Transportation: Van with driver from the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Exhibition Design. A historian from Paseos Culturales will be waiting for you. Contact: Diana Medellín.

Suggestion: Wear comfortable shoes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We kindly ask you to remember that lunch is not included in this tour. The Templo Mayor Museum does not offer a cafeteria service. We therefore suggest you to have a good breakfast and take with you some fruit and/or energetic bar in your bag, plus water.

Duration: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

20 available places

Cost: US$20.00 per person, including transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English. Note that food/lunch is not included.

http://www.templomayor.inah.gob.mx/

 

Chalcatzingo - IMPORTANT NOTICE

Thank you for your interest in the tour to Xochicalco. However, we have just learned this past Wednesday, October 18th, that the earthquake on September 19th, 2017, damaged the roads and the site is currently not accessible. We hope you will be equally interested in a tour to the archaeological zone of Morelos Chalcatzingo instead. If not, to those who have already registered, we can fully refund your ticket. We apologize for the change and hope you will still be joining us for the tour.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

9.00 am - Departure from the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City) to the Archaeological Site of Chalcatzingo (State of Morelos).

Duration: 9:00 am - 6 pm

40 available places

Cost: US$50.00 per person, including box lunch, transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcatzingo

 

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Nuu Savi. Textiles of the Old Kingdoms 

Beyond the buzzing world of her cities, ancient Mexico breathes, full of stories and living history. This journey takes us there. Our Mecca is the upper Mixteca region in the state of Oaxaca. Well off the beaten track and well worth visiting, this region is home to some of the most colorful textile villages in Mexico, rare towns where the old ways of traditional fashion are alive and well. We take you inside these and other villages, introducing you to weavers, embroiderers and basket plaiters. We also will visit the ruins of the palace of Cacaxtla with its amazing murals, windows into this land a millenia ago. We spend an afternoon in the patinaed peace of a four hundred year old Spanish hacienda and we’ll peek into a Dominican monastery in the center of a fallen kingdom. But more than anything we meet people, old time artisans and creative hearts carrying forward their priceless inheritance, the woven, clay, palm voice of their rooted ancestors. Far beyond the guidebooks and tourist routes, this is a journey for textile lovers and explorers curious about how people live and what’s around the next corner.
 
Dates: November 12th - 16th, 2017
 
12 available spaces
 
Cost: US$1,750.00  
 
Includes:

• Professional bilingual guides (English / Spanish) 
• Private transportation 
• Entrance fees, tips for meals and drivers 
• 5 nights in double occupation at local 3 and 4 stars hotels 
• All activities and some meals (please click on the link to have a look at the complete itinerary) 

http://traditionsmexico.com/tours/oaxaca/org.php

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