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Events, Workshops and Symposia

2014 Events

Join the Western Region of CSA today and you will get discounts on each of these amazing events. For more information on these programs or to submit program ideas, contact Mary Gibson.

Art Conservation de Rigueur
July 19, 2014

San Francisco, CA

The world of conservation and preservation is something that all of us are concerned with as students of costume in all its iterations. This program will help us to understand the complexities involved in collections care that helps to preserve these ephemeral and historical objects. Our visit to the studio of Art Conservation de Rigueur et Anoxia Abatement Solutions will feature techniques being used on current projects, in addition, Elise Rousseau, Principle Conservator, will give us an exclusive look at objects from various Private Collections."

Kimono for a Modern Age, 1900-1960
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
September 6, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

This exhibition features more than 30 robes that reflect the rapidly changing cultural conditions in Japan during the first half of the 20th century. A majority of the garments on display are made from a type of silk plain-weave fabric known as meisen (‘mā-sen). Produced of machine-reeled silk, stencil dyed with imported synthetic dyes prior to being woven into cloth, meisen kimono often incorporated vividly-colored designs inspired by modern aesthetics and Western art movements.

Sharon S. Takeda, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Costume and Textiles, will present a fully illustrated lecture in LACMA’s Brown Auditorium followed by a self-guided tour of the exhibition in the Pavilion for Japanese Art.

From the Street to the Catwalk, Cultural Influences on Contemporary Fashion
Western Region Symposium & Annual Business Meeting
October 11-13,2014

Portland, OR

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