Friday, 22 February 2008

Oxford Asian Textile Group

I have been a member of the OATG for several years. They always have a good programme of events and an interesting newsletter. The website also contains a series of useful links to museums and organisations covering textiles. The latest newsletter reports that once the extension to the Ashmolean Museum is completed there will be a large area devoted to textiles so more of the collection will be displayed. It also reports on the proposed closure of the Textile Conservation Centre at Winchester. Other topics in this issue are Central Asian ikats, Karakalpak textiles, Saudi Arabian costume, and Burmese woven tapes.

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