20th ETN CONFERENCE 2021

Let´s go to St. Petersburg!

The 20th ETN conference will take place in St. Petersburg from 23rd to 26th of May 2021. This event will be organized in cooperation with the Stieglitz Academy for Applied Arts, St. Petersburg. The lectures and exhibition will take place at the Academy. Other locations will be the Hermitage and the Ethnographic Museum, both of which have wonderful collections of textiles.
The theme of the conference is "Codes - stories in textiles". A wide range of lectures illuminate countless stories that are hidden in textiles and reflect the character of different cultures - an exciting topic that we will also encounter in the exhibitions and the wonderful collections of the St. Petersburg museums.
The programme is currently under development. Registration will start in summer/autumn 2020.

Preliminary schedule:

Monday 17 – Friday 21 May 2021 (optional)

  • Mon 17 – Fri 21 (ending Friday 16:00): Pre conference workshops: 5 days
  • Wed 19 – Fri 21 (ending Friday 16:00): Pre conference workshops: 3 days
  • Fri 21, 10:00 – 16:00: Pre conference workshop: 1 day
  • Fri 21, 15:00 – 16:00 Registration 1
  • Fri 21,17:00 – 18:45 New artefacts at the Hermitage – special tour with Marina Blumin, head of new acquisitions at the Hermitage Museum (very limited number of participants)

Saturday 22 May 2021 (optional)

  • Guided tours: “Special Storage” of the Hermitage and to the Ethnographic Museum
  • Visiting smaller exhibitions, galleries, ateliers, theatres, Stieglitz Academy and museum…


Sunday, 23 May 2021 (1st day of the conference)

Welcome:

  • Registration 2
  • Boat trip
  • Visiting smaller exhibitions, galleries, ateliers,…
  • in the evening: Opening of the Pop up exhibition “St. Petersburg hanging”


Monday, 24 May 2021 (2nd day of the conference)

Lectures and exhibition opening at Stieglitz Academy:

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Registration 3
  • 10:00 – 12:30 lectures
  • 12:30 – 13:15 lunch
  • 13:15 – 15:45 lectures
  • 16:00 opening of the main exhibition in the exhibition hall of the Academy


Tuesday, 25 May 2021 (3rd day of the conference)

Lectures at Stieglitz Academy, exhibition opening at the Ethnographic Museum:

  • 10:00 – 12:30 lectures
  • 12:30 – 13:15 lunch
  • 13:15 – 14:30 network sessions, part 1              
  • 15:00 opening of the exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum
  • tours in the Ethnographic Museum


Wednesday, 26 May 2021 (4th day of conference)          

Lectures at Stieglitz academy, General Assembly, conference dinner:

  • 10:00 – 12:30 lectures
  • 12:30 – 13:15 lunch
  • 13:15 – 15:15 network sessions, part 2
  • 15:15 – 15:45 final words, preview on the next ETN activities   
  • 16:00 – 17:30 ETN General Assembly
  • 19:00 conference dinner

After 26th May 2021 (optional) 

post-conference programme (still under construction)

ETN member Natalia Tsvetkova at her weaving studio at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

The Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

The conference hall at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

The main exhibition hall at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

Jacquard fabrics at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

The printing studio at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

Mood boards of students of the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

Folklore dolls at the Museum of Applied Art at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

The famous State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg

Meeting with ETN member Marina Blumin, head of new acquestisions at the Hermitage

The famous Pazyryk textiles at the Hermitage (5th - 4th century BC)

Detail of a Pazyryk felt

The felted Pazyryk swan symbolizes life in three spheres of the universe - earth, air, water (5th - 4th century BC)

Big hall in the Ethnografic Museum St. Petersburg

Ms. Kalashnikova from the Ethnographic Museum explains the basketries

View into the permanent exhibition in the Ethnografic Museum St. Petersburg

National costumes from different regions of Russia at the Ethnographic Museum St. Petersburg

"St. Petersburg hanging"