Call for Papers is here!

Friday, July 5th –Sunday, July 7th

The 2019 conference will take place in Birmingham in early July. Clear your diaries and read more about the conference below.

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Costume Society is thrilled to announce the theme for the 2019 Conference: Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement

5 – 7th July 2019 Birmingham

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Anna Buruma,  Archivist at Liberty

In celebration of the seven young friends who formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 and changed the face of British art forever, the 2019 conference theme and location is inspired by Birmingham Museums Trust extensive collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.

The Costume Society 2019 Conference aims to explore the relationship between art and costume and how this pivotal artistic movement influenced dress and textiles - and continues to do so.

This is a call for papers for those interested in presenting an illustrated talk on the topic of art and design and the impact on costume, past or present.

We are interested in hearing from you if you are carrying out research and can deliver a 20-30-minute paper that encompasses this theme.

Suggested presentation areas could include:

- Arts and Craft Movement

- Aesthetic Dress

- Healthy and Artist Dress Movement

- Pre Raphaelite Muses

- Prints and Fabrics (Liberty, William Morris, etc)

- Conservation or curation of Pre Raphaelite era Arts & Crafts, Decorative Arts or Costume and Textiles artefacts.

Please submit an abstract of 250 words on your proposed subject and a brief CV.

The closing date for submitting abstracts is 30th January 2019.

Please submit to: conference@costumesociety.org.uk If you would like to submit hard copies, please email the above address for postal information.

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The Annual Conference of the Costume Society: 

Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement

 


In celebration of the seven young friends who formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 and changed the face of British art forever, the 2019 conference theme and location is inspired by Birmingham Museums Trust extensive collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. In the midst of industry revolution and scientific discovery, both the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Arts and Craft Movement challenged the conventions of art and design. Opposing the artistic ideals presented by the Royal Academy, the Pre-Raphaelite movement was inspired by late medieval and early Renaissance works, presenting themes of love and death in almost photographic realism. Similarly, the Arts and Craft movement came about as a reaction against a decline of quality caused by industrialisation and improve the status of decorative arts. Parallels can be drawn between the two prominent artistic movements with their common aim to encourage craftsmanship, artistic flair and reaction against Victorian ideals. Both movements were interested in textiles and clothing and the relationship between dress and the body The Costume Society 2019 Conference aims to explore the relationship between art, design, costume and clothing and how these pivotal artistic movements influenced dress and textiles – and continues to do so.

This inspiring 3 day conference includes:

Friday 5th July 2019

A guided tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Collection at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery by an expert gallery curator
An informal get together at Bacchus Bar (drinks and bar food not included in ticket price).


Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019

At the Macdonald Burlington Hotel - 2 days of talks, keynote lectures including Anna Buruma and workshops led by some of the worlds most knowledgeable and influential fashion historians and costume professionals including; academics, makers, designers, curators and conservators
A networking lunch, coffee and treats each day
The final of the Costume Society Patterns of Fashion Awards
Opportunities to meet the experts and network with national and international fashion and dress history professionals


Evening Saturday 6th July 2019

Drinks and a delicious 3 course dinner in the magnificent setting of Birmingham's grade II listed Council House
Full conference programme to be released soon.

In memory of James Snowdon registered students and those under 26 years of age will benefit from a generously subsidised ticket price.

Tickets are on sale at our Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-raphaelites-and-the-arts-and-crafts-movement-costume-society-conference-tickets-50605645849?fbclid=IwAR3HTNRkr6TbugajIi-lGHZfvTZH6TLQUQKjN0SmebviJZOYAoerL85vtpk 

For queries about the conference and bookings information email conference@costumesociety.org.uk 

 

 

 

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