2013 Symposium

2013 Symposium

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March 2013

Auckland War Memorial Museum and Old Government House

We are pleased to announce the 2013 annual Symposium for the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) will be held in Auckland on the 22nd and 23rd of March. Hosted by The Auckland Museum Institute in conjunction with the Centre for New Zealand Art Research and Discovery, this event promises to deliver two days of entertaining speakers united by their enthusiasm for costume and textiles.

“Gathering: connections/recollections”, this year’s theme, suggests both the act of coming together and the practice of assembling. The 2013 symposium marks the return of the symposium to Auckland, the birthplace of CTANZ. This theme, therefore, affords scope for a diversity of interpretations across the costumed and textiled world.

Interested presenters are invited to submit an abstract on this theme (no more than 300 words) and short biography to Finn McCahon-Jones by Friday 25 January 2013. Word documents are preferred and please ensure that the document, not just the email, includes your name, paper title and contact email address. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 February 2013.

Successful applicants are not required to be current members of CTANZ, but will need to register for the symposium. Final presentations will be eligible for inclusion in Context, the CTANZ bi-annual publication.