22 February 2011

ICOM Costume Committee Annual Meeting 2011

In Between – Culture of dress between the East and the West

Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, September 25th-30th 2011 



The Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade is organizing the annual meeting of ICOM (International Council of Museums) Costume Committee, which will take place in Belgrade from September 25th-30th 2011. The theme of the meeting is all-encompassing, so that the papers, exhibitions, poster presentations and workshops will discuss how many centuries of cultural exchange between East and West have influenced the culture of dress. We intend to stress how this region and especially Serbia have influenced the craft, trade, fashion, social and private connections and relations that enable and support the cultural exchange of dress even today. Our special goal is to study and determine how our museums and museum collections are recognizing this specific cultural exchange. We look forward to welcoming experts from all over the world and many important institutions. Four international exhibitions – from USA, Spain, Croatia and Greece - are also planned. Participation of ten national cultural institutions from Serbia, the University of Belgrade and 23 specially prepared exhibitions are the result of Serbian museums working hard in anticipation of the Costume Committee’s first visit to Serbia. In line with organizing this prestigious manifestation, the Ministry of Culture has designated September 2011 as the Month of Dress in Serbia. All information about the Conference may be found at the webpage www.etnografskimuzej.rs and www.costume-committee.org 

Schedule of planned activities:
JANUARY 2011: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT WITH PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
EARLY APRIL 2011: CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS
JUNE 2011: FINAL PROGRAM, HOTEL INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION


Contacts: 
icomcostume@etnografskimuzej.rs
mirjana.menkovic@etnografskimuzej.rs 

mnemosyne@open.telekom.rs

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