Call for papers: CTANZ 2013 symposium

The 2013 annual symposium of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) will be held in Auckland on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March 2013.

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.

This year’s theme Gathering: connections/recollections 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 at 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.

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