Ancient Andean Textiles Workshop for Scholars

Here is a remarkable opportunity for a scholar in a related field or actual field of ancient textiles of Peru. Mary Frame is a fine researcher and teacher. She has also shared valuable expertise with The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.  The workshop is designed for specialists and graduate students in the fields of textile studies, conservation, or Andean archaeology and ethnology.  I’m sure this workshop will be memorable for anyone eligible to attend:

THE MEANING OF STRUCTURE/THE STRUCTURE OF MEANING: A Workshop on Ancient Andean Textiles by Mary Frame

December 7–9, 2012, 9:30 to 5:00

The Cleveland Museum of Art will hold a three-day workshop that will explore image, structure, technique, and meaning in ancient Andean textiles.  Taught by Mary Frame, the preeminent Andean textile scholars, the workshop will include illustrated lectures on techniques, color patterning, symmetry analysis, and other topics but will emphasize hands-on instruction in various structural techniques, focusing on their relation to iconography and design.

Textiles from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection will be used to illustrate theoretical and technical portions of the workshop.  Enrollment is limited to 15.  The enrollment deadline is November 1, 2012.  Tuition fees, a complete workshop schedule, and the registration form are available from Bethany Corriveau ([mailto:BCorriveau@clevelandart.org ].  The workshop is held on the occasion of the exhibition Wari:  Lords of the Ancient Andes, about which more information will soon follow.

Announced by Susan E. Bergh, Ph.D.<sbergh@clevelandart.org>, Curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American Art,The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard,Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1797