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October 3, 2022

Cotsen Textile Global Roundtable: Lacing around the World and Across Time Conference

This year’s roundtable explores the rich traditions of lacemaking through examples from the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection. International scholars, artists and designers will present multiple dimensions of the global art, from its history and globalization to innovations, fashion and artistic creativity.

This program is a partnership with Bard Graduate Center, New York, and Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is supported through the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection Endowment.

About the Collection

The Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection represents a lifetime of collecting by business leader and philanthropist Lloyd Cotsen (1929-2017). Comprised of nearly 4,000 fragments from all over the world, the collection offers insights into human creativity from antiquity to the present. Cornerstones of the collection include fragments from Japan, China, pre-Hispanic Peru and 16th- to 18th-century Europe. The entire collection is available online.

Wednesday October 12: Situating Lace: Traditions and Transmission

10-10:30 a.m. EDT
Introduction

Lori Kartchner, curator of education, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
John Wetenhall, director, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
Emma Cormack, associate curator, Bard Graduate Center, New York
Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer, art historian, academic coordinator, Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.

Panel 1: 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT
Needle Lace, Bobbin Lace: Traditions and Transmissions

Diana Greenwold, Lunder Curator of American Art, National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Cecilia Gunzburger, lecturer, decorative arts and design history, the George Washington University and Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Sarah Besson Coppotelli, head of collections, Musée et château de Valangin, Switzerland

Panel 2: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  EDT
Mimicking Lace

Sumru Krody, senior curator, The Textile Museum Collection, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
Vaishnavi Kambadur, assistant curator, Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, India
Melinda Watt, Chair and Christa C. Mayer Thurman Curator, Textiles Department, Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Thursday, October 13: Exploring Global Traditions and Industrial Innovations in Contemporary Creativity

10-10:30 a.m. EDT
Keynote Opening

Emma Cormack, associate curator, Bard Graduate Center, New York
Ilona Kos, curator, Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Michele Majer, professor emerita, Bard Graduate Center, New York

Panel 3: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. EDT
Handmade Lace Today

Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer, art historian, academic coordinator, Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
Elena Kanagy-Loux, collections specialist, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Nidhi Garg Allen, founder and CEO, Marasim, New York/India

Panel 4: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  EDT
Industrial Innovations

Elena Kanagy-Loux, collections specialist, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jérémy Gobé, artist, founder, Corail Artefact, France
Rose-Lynn Fisher, artist, United States

12:30 p.m. EDT
Closure

How to Participate

To join us for the roundtable, please register early to reserve your space. Once you have registered, we will email you links and details for joining each day of the roundtable on Zoom. We will also email registered participants a full program with a detailed schedule.

Image: Lace fragment (detail), Italy, 17th century. Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection T-0703. Photo by Bruce M. White Photography.
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