IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium - travel bursaries announced

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24-26 November 2017
Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last
The Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR is delighted to announce its upcoming collaboration with IIC and the Palace Museum (PM) in Beijing to host a two and a half days symposium dedicated to textiles conservation.

Besides conservation issues, the symposium will also address the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West. 18 distinguished textile specialists and scholars from across the world will present case studies and latest research findings on the subjects.

Accompanying the technical session includes a series of social events giving delegates a chance to establish professional network and to explore some heritage attractions around Hong Kong. Registration will start in the second quarter of 2017 – Join us in Hong Kong to catch up with your colleagues and make new connections!

Friday 24 Nov 2017
Full day of presentation, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Evening reception, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 25 Nov 2017
Full day of presentation, 9.00am – 5.45pm

Sunday 26 Nov 2017
Cultural tours, 9.00am– noon

Travel Scholarships

We are now offering travel scholarships for conservation and/or museum professionals to attend the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium. Applicants should read the guidelines and requirements for each scholarship and complete the corresponding application form available at the event website here. Please note each applicant can only apply for one of the listed scholarships. Your completed application form and enquiries about the scholarships should be directed to the Organising Committee (conservation@lcsd.gov.hk) by the deadline on Sunday 30 April 2017.

Registration for the event will start in June 2017 - stay tuned!


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