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The CIETA Vocabulary

New individual editions of the English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese vocabularies are available for download in the page «CIETA Vocabularies». They form the basis for the new online vocabulary that now integrates the definitions in the different languages, technical drawings and also photographs. Please note that the current version is a work in progress – we are correcting and updating it regularly.

Technical Courses

In our Technical Courses, scholars acquire a method of analysis for the weave structures of historic textiles, and learn to use the terms defined in the multi-lingual…

Technical Courses
Congress 2023

The 30th CIETA congress will be held at Wawel Royal Castle, Kraków (Poland) from 2 to 5 October 2023.

You can find more information and the Call for Papers in the Congress page.

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THE CIETA BLOG

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12/05/2022 Paintings in Beauvais Tapestry, 1764-67
Charissa Bremer David and Pascal-Francois Bertrand co-authored an article that was just published in the May 2022 issue of the Burlington Magazine. more...