Planning has begun for the second biennial symposium sponsored by the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This symposium, "Collectors, Collecting, and Collections", scheduled for February, 2005, will focus on the phenomenon of collecting. Participants will explore collecting, and especially collecting quilts and related arts, from a variety of perspectives--psychological, aesthetic, historical, economic, anthropological, and sociological.
Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with cultural anthropologists, curators, artists and art historians, popular culture scholars, consumer behavior experts, as well as textile artists, textile historians, and collectors on topics addressing the urge to collect, the meaning of collections, the ways collecting influences artists and source communities.
There will be pre-conference tours, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the International Quilt Study Center's state-of-the-art storage facility, curator-led tours of campus exhibitions, and special exhibitions at other venues in the Lincoln area.
Peter Bleed, Symposium Chair, or
Kathy Moore, Symposium Coordinator
International Quilt Study Center
234 H.E., University of Nebraska
P.O. Box 830808
Lincoln, NE 68583-0838
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