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Oaxaca, Mexico to Host 2011 North American Textile Conservation Conference

When you travel to Oaxaca, Mexico this coming November, be sure to stop in to visit the Museo Textil de Oaxaca.  Arts and educational programs are scheduled during the North American Textile Conservation Conference from November 8-11, 2011.  (Consider attending our Day of the Dead Photography Expedition as a pre-conference cultural immersion.)

“Plying the Trades – Pulling Together in the 21st Century”, features lectures, discussions, demonstrations and social events that bring together artists, collectors, academics, and textile experts from throughout North America.

Caracol handwoven rug with natural dyes by Federico Chavez Sosa

Hector Meneses, the textile conservator at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, is the chair of  the event, and is assisted by the other wonderful staff of the museum:  Ana Paula Fuentes, director; Eric Chavez Santiago, director of education; and David Silva Garcia, promotion director, plus many others.

Here is the registration information, prices, and discount deadlines:

– Early Bird, Full Registration (June 6 – 30): US$295.00

– Regular fee, Full Registration (July 1 – October 7): US$325.00

– Late fee, Full Registration (October 8 – 21): US$350.00

– On-site Registration (Nov. 8 – 11): US$350.00

– Student fee (June 6 – Oct. 21): US$200.00

*Full conference registration includes the conference preprints, two lunches, breaks during the papers sessions, one entrance to the welcoming reception at the Former Convent of San Pablo and one entrance to the closing dinner at the Ethno-Botanical Garden of Oaxaca.

You can register through the organization’s website.  Also take a look at the titles of the papers and posters that will be presented, as well as the optional workshops and tours that will be offered.  Workshop and tour registration is now open.    www.NATCConference.com

Hector invites you to contact him if you have questions or need more information.  The entire museum looks forward to welcoming you to Oaxaca.

Hector Manuel Meneses Lozano, NATCC 2011 – Chair,  Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Tel. + 529 51 501  1104,            Email: restauracion@museotextildeoaxaca.org.mx