Event: CSA Midwestern Region Symposium in Ottawa, Canada, October 1-2

The Midwestern Region of The Costume Society of America invites you to their Annual Fall Symposium and Study Tour in Canada’s National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau), October 1-2, 2010.

Symposium Schedule:

Thursday, September 30:

  • Registration pick-up in the hotel lobby
  • Regional Board meeting

Friday, October 1:

  • Juried Papers:
    • Keeping it Up: Developments in Textile Mounting Systems – Karla Livingston, Senior Technician and Kristina Lahde, Technician, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
    • Ethel Frankau and the Fashion Press – Aisling J. Joe, Graduate Student, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
    • Dressing the Women of St. Clara College – Susan M. Strawn, PhD, Associate Professor, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
    • The Calash: Unfolding Some of its Secrets – Ruth K. Mills, Milliner, Ottawa, ON
    • Western Split Riding Skirt – Fashion or Function – Megan Huelman, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NB
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Behind the scenes tours of the collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization with Tina Bates, Curator of Home Life, and Costumes and Textiles.

Saturday, October 2:

  • Guided tour of Bytown Museum, a small museum which explores the evolution of Ottawa from its earliest days as Bytown
  • Docent tours of the Aboriginal and Inuit Art and artifacts on exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada.
  • Tours of the National Art Centre and the theatre archives with Gerald Grace, Archivist.
  • Closing reception and presentation by Andree Pouliot of Sister Bazaar.
    • Andree shares her in-depth knowledge of woodblock printing and costumes of India, with lots of hands-on material for your inspiration. Rare and unique hand-crafted scarves and shawls sourced directly from contemporary artisans in India will be available for purchase. (cash or cheque only, Canadian or US dollars)
    • Otto Thieme Memorial Internship Silent Auction. Lee-Ann Blase will be accepting treasures for the auction which will take place simultaneously with the reception.

Full Registration, Travel and Accommodations Information is available at the Symposium web site, along with a registration form.  Registration closing date is September 10, 2010.

Image Credit: The Rideau Canal in front of the National Arts Centre by BeyondHue.

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