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All workshops will be simultaneously translated from Spanish to English or English to Spanish, either by assistants or by the instructors themselves.


Title: Back-strap Loom Weaving Techniques (One-day workshop)

Dates:   Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 OR Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Maximum number of participants: 10

Instructors:         Luisa Jiménez, weaver from Laguna Chicahuaxtla, Triqui group

Moisés Martínez, weaver from San Pedro Cajonos, Zapotec group – Northern mountains

Abigail Mendoza, weaver from Santo Tomás Jalieza, Zapotec group – Central Valleys

Topic: Demonstration and elaboration of back-strap loom weavings with different techniques employed in the state of Oaxaca.

 


 

Title: Dyeing with natural dyes (One-day workshop)

Dates:   Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 OR Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Maximum number of participants: 12

Instructors: Fausto Contreras and Mariano Sosa, weavers and dyers from Teotitlán del Valle, Zapotec group – Central Valleys

Topic: Wool dyeing with cochineal, indigo and wild marigold following the ongoing tradition from the community of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca.

 


 

Title: Feather mosaic workshop, based on the study of the Pantocrator from the 16th c., from the National Viceroyalty Museum, INAH (Two-day workshop)

Date:     Tuesday, November 8th AND Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Maximum number of participants: 10

Instructors:        Arturo León, Sculptor and Professor – Conservation Program, National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Museography “Manuel del Castillo Negrete” (ENCRyM)

Lilia Ramírez, M.A. and Professor – Conservation Program, ENCRyM

Lorena Román, Conservator and Professor – Conservation Program, ENCRyM

Topic: Demonstration and elaboration of a feather mosaic according to the technique found in a 16th c. mosaic that belongs to the collections of the National Viceroyalty Museum, INAH.

 


 

Títle: Taxa, Clades and the Order of Nature: A Hands-On Introduction to Biological Classification for Textile conservators (One-day workshop)

Dates:   Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 OR Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Maximum number of participants: 10

Instructor: Alejandro de Ávila, Director of the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden and Curator of the Textile Museum of Oaxaca

Topic: Presentation of a basic overview of ongoing changes in the biological taxonomy of species of interest to textile conservators.  Examination of live specimens of several of such species at the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden.  Focus on plant fibers and dyes, including vegetal adhesives and soaps used traditionally in textile processes.

 


 

Title: Aqueous Cleaning Methods - Part I (One-day workshop)

Date:     Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Maximum number of participants: 10

Instructor: Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor – Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum

Topic: Part I will cover general principles of wet-cleaning.  Participants will need an understanding of basic chemical principles to gain the maximum benefit from the material presented.

 


 

Title: Aqueous Cleaning Methods - Part II (One-day workshop)

Date:     Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Maximum number of participants: 10

Instructor: Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor – Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum

Topic: Part II will cover more advanced topics in aqueous cleaning such as bleaching, enzymes, poultices and "spotting". Participants who have taken Richard Wolber's workshops at previous NATCC conferences can sign up for the 2nd day only if they wish.  Participants will need an understanding of basic chemical principles to gain the maximum benefit from the material presented.

 

The Koret Auditorium of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will be the venue for the two days of lectures and poster presentations of the 2013 NATCC!

 

The closing reception of the NATCC 2013 will be held at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco's Civic Center.

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Textile Museum of Oaxaca, photo by Eric Chávez, Courtesy of Museo Textil de Oaxaca.

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