CTANZ has two major avenues for sharing research and commentary on costumes and textiles, one of which is the annual symposium. (The other is our journal, Context.) For around 20 years, members and friends have gathered in locations throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to share their ideas and passion. It’s a welcoming, informal weekend of wide-ranging presentations and conversations.

The next CTANZ symposium will take place in Ōamaru, with a theme of Tradition, Friday 5 May – Sunday 7 May 2023. As this was postponed from 2022, the programme had already been arranged, and will be rolled over. Registration information will be available closer to next May.