Join us for the Symposium – Knitting Heritage Museum: A Work in Progress, Madison, WI Nov. 8-10, 2012
Join us for the first symposium in support of establishing of a Knitting Heritage Museum, to be held in Madison, WI Nov. 8-10, 2012. Co-hosted with the Wisconsin Historical Society, Ellsworth Brown, Director, and funded in part by the Yarn Group of The National NeedleArts Association.
This symposium is intended for textile curators, conservators and collectors, educators, designers, industry representatives, passionate practitioners, and anyone who has ever thought that knitting and crochet deserved a museum, but didn’t know where to start.
Susan Strawn, author of Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art, and Melissa Leventon, principal of Curatrix Group Museum Consultants and Appraisers, and Consultant to the new Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, will be speaking. Trisha Malcolm, VP and Editorial Director of Vogue Knitting [invited] and Jack Blumenthal, VP of Lion Brand Yarn will present industry perspectives. Highlights include the opening of a “Curators’ Choice” exhibit of historic knitted and crocheted objects at the Wisconsin Historical Society, created in honor of the symposium, and a closing book signing with knit and crochet authors and designers.
Attendees will participate in facilitated breakout sessions to determine directions and next steps as we develop a place to collect, document, preserve and share our knitting and crochet heritage. Don’t miss it! Come share your big ideas and recommendations.
Knitted and crocheted objects are a valuable part of our heritage, with compelling stories to tell.
Early Registration closes Sept. 5, 2012.
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