Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Announcing: 15th ETN Conference, Haslach/Austria 21-24 July

We are great supporters of the ETN and encourage textile enthusiasts and professionals to attend this exciting event they will be hosting in July in Europe.

The European Textile Network (ETN) - together with Textile Kultur Haslach & Linz Art University, will host their 15th conference in Haslach/Upper Austria.

15th ETN Conference
"Cultural Revival of Old Textile Centres – New educational challenges"
21 - 24 July 2009
pre- & post-programme 19th-31st July

This year's event is marked by the near completion of a ten-year endeavour by the municipality of Haslach to revive an old factory complex. A new textile centre will now stand in the former Vonwiller weaving mill which once employed more than 2,000 people. The future cultural centre will include a textile museum, a wool processing workshop, and will also house Textile Kultur Haslach, an association that organises major textile gatherings annually, offering courses, exhibitions, symposia, and a weavers’ market. Situated in the Austrian/Czech/German border triangle, the Centre will have a far-reaching impact on all those countries. Its staff hopes to help create an active network of European textile centres that will support creative, educational, conservation and tourist activities by means of joint ventures, and effectively strengthen structures in the respective textile regions.

Visit the website for programme details and application forms.

ETN is a non-profit organisation with its seat in Strasbourg and a secretariat in Hannover. Informally the Network was set up in 1991 in Erfurt and founded as an International Association after Alsacian law in 1993 under the auspices of the Council of Europe as the Carrier Networ

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