Symposium registrations open

We’re excited to advise that registrations are now open for the next CTANZ symposium, which will take place in Ōamaru, Friday 5 May – Sunday 7 May 2023, with a theme of Tradition.

The keynote speaker will be Dr Patricia Wallace, distinguished scholar of Māori traditional textiles, and CTANZ stalwart. Which is particularly fitting given that this year marks the organisation’s 21st birthday, so there will be cake, as well as the wedding-cake Victoriana of the Ōamaru Opera House. The symposium dinner will be at the Loan & Merc, another building that highlights the town’s heritage reputation. And there’ll also be a special textile exhibition alongside the symposium, featuring work by CTANZ’s talented members.

More information on the symposium page, including a link to registration and useful information about getting to Ōamaru and accommodation options. The programme is on its way; we’ll keep you posted.

The summer edition of Context has now been delivered, and with it a reminder about paying your subs – membership gets you your own copies of Context and a discount at the symposium. Please renew your membership if you haven’t already done so.

And after 21 years, we’re still looking forward. Some of you may have completed our survey on what CTANZ’s past, present, and potential members might expect from us: after an extension, it’s the last chance to submit your thoughts via our confidential survey, definitely closing 15 February.

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