The TTT Group

Museums, religious temples and private institutions around the world house very fine and diverse collections of textile objects. In the past decades, their significance as witnesses of old cultures and the daily life of their people have been highlighted by new research methods, which have highly contributed to an increased awareness of their artistic and historical value. The TTT comprises a network group of researchers that encourages the interdisciplinary combination of science, conservation and art history for the study of historical textiles, costumes and related materials.

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  • Workshop The Art of Dyeing Silk

    Colour reproductions of historical recipes and dialogue about practical skills – two-day workshop, 5 and 6 April 2018   After the successful results of the pilot one-day workshop “The Art of Dyeing Silk” in November (check here for a review of this workshop), the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Culturele Erfgoed, RCE) will

  • Released publication with chapter on knotted-pile carpets

    The recently published book Persian Art – Image-making in Eurasia (ed. by Yuka Kadoi) explores the pictorial, material and technological richness of the Persian world. It considers various media offering a colorful mosaic of new research into Persian visual culture by experts with diverse disciplinary background. Textiles are represented by the contribution of TTT member

  • Released publication on the trade of brazilwood

    Recently published paper by TTT member Francisco Zamora Rodríguez on European networks for the trade of brazilwood in the Early Modern period (in Spanish), entitled “Nervo deste Reyno” La red europea de agentes de la Companhia Geral de Comércio do Brasil. Read paper here.   Abstract  In 1649, the Portuguese Government established the General Trade

  • Call for Papers: Studies in Historical Textiles

    – Português segue abaixo  –   CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue Conservar Património: Studies in Historical Textiles Deadline for submissions: 17 June 2018   Conservar Património is an open access scientific journal, indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. In collaboration with the Textiles, Trade & Taste and the University of Amsterdam, it welcomes submissions for

  • CarpetACT: Automated interpretation of X-radiographs and CT scans to assess Islamic carpet construction

    A seed money grant has been recently attributed by the The Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for a research study on the technical structure of Islamic carpets using non-invasive analytical techniques and data science. This research, to be carried out in 2018, will involve a collaboration

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