Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham
An International Conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada November 10-12, 2017 Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2016
During Canada’s 2017 Sesquicentennial celebrations, the Royal Ontario Museum will host an international conference to explore the material culture of textiles through the work and legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham (1911-2004), internationally renowned textile scholar and member of the Order of Canada (1985). Burnham was in the vanguard of the generation of early 20th century curators who made textiles and costume a field of valid scholarly research by finding out how and why objects are made in particular ways, what they meant when produced and what they mean to us today.
For more details see the Call For Papers