THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society, Lobby
816 State Street, Madison, WI
4:00 – 5:00 pm
5:00 – 5:45 pm
Welcoming Reception sponsored by Wisconsin Historic Foundation
Opening of Curators’ Choice Exhibit
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society, Auditorium
5:45 – 6:30 pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Ellsworth Brown, Ruth and Hartley Barker Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, J.D., Symposium Chair
Leslie Bellais, Curator, Department of Textiles and Costume, Wisconsin Historical Society
Liese Pfiefe, Curator, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
6:30 – 7:15 pm
“The Knitting Image: Popular Media, Art, and Industry Look at American Knitters.” Susan Strawn, Ph.D., Knitter, author of Knitting America: From Warm Socks to High Art, and Professor, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Location: University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Great Hall
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 am
“So You Want to Start A Museum”
Melissa Leventon, Principal of Curatrix Group Museum Consultants and Appraisers, former Curator-in-Charge of Textiles, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
10:00 – 10:40 am
A Virtual Knitting Museum?
Introduction – Dr. Ellsworth Brown, Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
Exploring Form, Content & Partnerships – Jennifer Lindsay, Project Manager, Artisphere Yarn Bomb, Program Coordinator, The Smithsonian Community Reef, a Satellite Reef of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef created for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, 2010-11.
A Case Study: Building A Digital Collection Among Museums – Emily K Pfotenhauer, Project Coordinator for Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database and Program Manager for Wisconsin Heritage Online.
10:40 – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion: The Value of Heritage and Why It Matters
Panelists: Melissa Leventon, Principal of Curatrix Group Museum Consultants and Appraisers, former Curator-in-Charge of Textiles, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Susan Strawn, Ph.D., author of “Knitting America: From Warm Socks to High Art”, Professor, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Dominican University, River Forest, IL; Trisha Malcolm, VP and Editorial Director, Vogue Knitting; Jack Blumenthal, VP Lion Brand Yarn; Karen Kendrick-Hands, Symposium Chair
Open Forum for Comments and Questions
12:45 – 1:30 pm
Lunch, Tripp Commons
2:15 – 3:45 pm
Breakout Sessions (see Event Schedule for Location Information)
3:45 – 4:00 pm
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Reporting from the Breakout Sessions
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
Location: Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
8:00 – 8:30 am
8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Facilitated Planning Session
12:00 -12:45 pm
12:45 – 1:30 pm
Conclusion and Next Steps
Wisconsin Book Festival
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society Lobby
Meet and Greet – Stitch and Sign.
An exploration of contemporary knit and crochet books. Meet and mingle with many of today’s authors and designers who are advancing the styles and techniques that you enjoy stitching. Selected titles will be available for sale and signing
Full registration includes: All Sessions, Thursday’s Welcome Reception, Friday’s Wine and Cheese Reception, breakfasts, lunches, and all breaks, on both Friday and Saturday.
For More Information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
or call Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Symposium Chair, 313.600.1670