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CIETA Congress 2017

Power, Rank and Status − Textiles and Representation

In September 2017, we met in St. Petersburg for an extraordinary congress and enjoyed a marvellously rich programme of papers and gallery talks, visits and excursions. The State Hermitage was a most generous host: the speakers felt privileged to present their papers in the theatre of Catherine the Great or in the new, state-of-the-art Hermitage Conservation Center; every break offered new discoveries in the prestigious collections and encouraged discussions among the participants.

Congress Programme

During three days, 30 papers considered Textiles and Representation – Early Documents, A Focus on the Collections of the State Hermitage, Textiles and Representation in the Sacred Space, Textiles and Representation in a Global Context, Textiles and Representation at the European Courts, and Fashion and Representation. You can download the complete programme here.

Programme 2017 PDF (2.25 MB)


You can also download the abstracts of the papers presented; if you wish for further information, do not hesitate to contact the author.

Abstracts 2017 PDF (349.03 KB)