Title – Safeguarding Textile Heritage
Date – Thursday, 6th October 2022
Time – 7:30 – 9:00 PM Indian Standard Time
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Layers of significance inform the rich diversity of textiles. It is critical to tease out, understand, assess and contextualise the associated values to safeguard them. Textiles are as fluid as the looms on which there were/are woven. What are the significant pathways in conserving them? How do we collect and establish a representative list as we endeavour to facilitate intergenerational transmission of textile knowledge? How can we associate the folk life and design of textiles bridging the gulf between the tangible and intangible? In what ways can the continuity of textile heritage inform contemporary fashion? Is fashion a means for safeguarding the intangible heritage of textiles? These and many other questions will be addressed in the Heritage Matters Webinar 24.
Context: COVID 19 has opened up opportunities to: address inequities in the system to embed sustainable in SDGs/BLM; transform education and workplaces to rebuild the way we do things; rethink leadership as transformative, inclusive and collaborative; scope with immediacy new approaches to climate crisis; and address culture as an integral part of UN Agenda 2030.
Guest Panel: Ms Julia Brennan, Founding President, Caring for Textiles, Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), and a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC). Dr Skye Morrison, Canadian educator, researcher and designer in traditional crafts including collaborative design and folk life. Ms Risha Roy, Faculty and Lead | Sustainable Fashion and Textile Design, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India
Host: Professor Dr Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development, AnantU, Ahmedabad; Emeritus Faculty at the Australian National University, Canberra; and Chairperson, International Research Network on the Inclusive Museum. (https://onmuseums.com)