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We are very excited to announce the 9th Annual International Shibori Symposium taking place in Hangzhou, China, October 31st- November 4th, 2014. The event will be hosted by your very own World Shibori Network alongside the China National Silk Museum, one of the most internationally renowned textile museums specializing in silk and textile preservation. CNSM is a state-level museum which specializes in silk in China. It is the ”world’s largest silk museum,” with an initiative to promote research and development in textile conservation and archeology. Within the beautiful and poetic setting of Hangzhou, participants will attend various exhibitions, tours, lectures, workshops, and a fashion show.
The event will take place October 31st-November 4th with post and pre-tour activities in Xinjiang, Shanghai, etc..
General information regarding keynote speakers, exhibition themes, and a list of various presentation topics are now published on the site.
A more detailed schedule is still underway, and we are working hard to share it with you as soon as we can!
World Shibori Members, you have priority registration for workshop, tour and conferences, so take advantage and pre-register today!
In related news, co-chair and director of the China National Silk Museum, internationally renowned Professor Zhao Feng has just won the R. L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award for 2012. See the article that the Textile Society of America published about Zhao Feng and his achievement.
To find out more about the China National Silk Museum visit their website.
We are excited to present the opportunity for the international community to converge and celebrate the past and future of textile arts in beautiful Hangzhou.
See you there!