Outside Influences

13th North American
Textile Conservation Conference
October 25 - 29, 2021

13th North American Textile Conservation Conference October 25 - 29, 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout the thirteenth biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) will now be virtual. 

Registration dates and rates are as follows:

Early bird registration (June 18 – July 31, 2021): 95 USD

Regular registration (August 1 – September 30, 2021): 125 USD

Late registration (October 1 – October 28): 155 USD

Students: 60 USD


A Conservation Paradox: Preservation as Patriarchy? / Cybele Tom, Keynote

Text-ile. The personal is political / Restauradoras con Glitter, Keynote

The definition of a profession: The tapestry conservation workshop at the Royal Tapestry Factory / Veronica Garcia Blanco

Ethical Flexibility and the Principles of Preserving Genocide Clothing / Julia Brennan, Jackie Peterson Grace

Professional Training in Preventive Conservation within the Peruvian Reality / Maria Ysabel Medina Castro

Drawing a Fine Line: Ethical Ramifications in Replacing the Shattered Silk Linings on Two Callot Soeurs Dresses  / Laura Garcia-Vedrenne

Textile Conservation as an Emerging Field In Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities / Kristal Hale, Saiful Bakhri, Sandra Sarjono

The Characterization of Three Conductive Fabrics/Threads Used for Do-it-yourself (DIY) Electronic Textiles / Heather Hodge, Aaron Shugar, Rebecca Ploeger

Under Pressure: Rediscovering, Treating, and Pressure Mounting the USS Taylor National Ensign / Yoonjo Lee, Karl Knauer, David Krop 

Challenges and possibilities at the Rui Barbosa Historic House Museum: preservation of textile collections / Gabriela Lúcio de Sousa, Márcia Pinheiro Ferreira

The Effects of Textile Conservation on ‘Outside Influences’ / Christina Margariti, Katerina Efthimiou, Christina Prili, Panagiotis Kostaloupis, Amani-Christiana Saint, Vasiliki Dritsa, Maria Koui

Needlefelting as a Solution to Loss in Textiles with Wool Yarn Fringe / Kathleen Martin

From Mexico and France - Approaches for the conservation treatment of a textile from Oaxaca / Léa Voisin, Hector Meneses

The Tillett Tapíz: A Tale of Impact and Intent / Allison McClosky

Dismantling Antiquated Practices at the Field Museum: Stakeholders, Challenges and Solutions / Erin Murphy, Nicole Passerotti, Stephanie Hornbeck

COMBining Accessories and Costumes: Reproduction of Tortoiseshell Combs for Costume Exhibits / Nhat Quyen Nguyen

Confronting Hate: Care and Display of Objects Representing the Oppressor / Emma Schmidt

Round Table Sessions

Diversity in Conservation / Speaker: Leslie Guy; Moderators: Caterina Florio, Hector Meneses

Publishing: Three Different Approaches / Speakers: Yadin Larochette, Gwen Spicer, Ksynia Marko; Moderator: Gretchen Guidess

Asking the Right Questions: How to Successfully Liaise with Conservation Scientists / Speakers: Jocelyn Alcantara-Garcia, Jennifer Poulin; Moderator: Joel Thompson

Sustainability in Textile Conservation / Speakers: Roxy Sperber, Suzanne Hargrove, Sarah Nunberg; Moderator: Denise Migdail

Electronic Textiles / Speakers: Heather Hodge, Lauren Osmond, Despina Papadopoulos, Barbara Layne; Moderator: Sarah Scaturro

Virtual Tour

Textile Conservation Lab, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington DC, USA / Maria Fusco, Esther Méthé

NATCC represents an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences among conservators and students from the Americas and the world, by using the same language: textile conservation.

Lorena Román, Mexico

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