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.
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