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Norma writes for Selvedge Magazine Issue #109 -- Rise Up, November 2022
Norma Writes for Selvedge Latin Issue #89
What is a Study Tour: Our programs are designed as learning experiences, and as such we talk with weavers about how and why they create, what is meaningful to them in their designs, the ancient history of patterning and design, use of color, tradition and innovation, values and cultural continuity, and the social context within which they work. First and foremost, we are educators. Norma worked in top US universities for over 35 years and Eric founded the education department at Oaxaca’s textile museum. Our interest is in creating connection and artisan economic development.
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- Norma Schafer and Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC has offered programs in Mexico since 2006. We have over 30 years of university program development experience. See my resume.
Study Toursd are personally curated and introduce you to Mexico's greatest artisans. They are off-the-beaten path, internationally recognized. We give you access to where people live and work. Yes, it is safe and secure to travel. Groups are limited in size for the most personal experience.
Programs can be scheduled to meet your travel plans. Send us your available dates.
Designers, retailers, wholesalers, universities and other organizations come to us to develop weaving relationships, customized itineraries, study abroad programs, meetings and conferences. It's our pleasure to make arrangements.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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