Textile Routes' Brochure



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Pfeil untenThe Textile Routes' Brochure of July 2002 includes a brief documentation on 32 colour pages, with CD-ROM of 10 pioneering routes in 19 European countries

Pfeil untenThe ETN Manual 'Organisers of Textile Events in Europe' of February 1998 includes some 1700 addresses in 36 European countries, among them nearly 1200 addresses of organisers and 550 addresses of ETN members

Pfeil untenThe ETN Brochure of October 1991 can be read as the 'historic' manifesto of the Network.


European Textile Routes - Contents:

This brochure contains brief descriptions of ten pilot routes set up in Finnland; Austria; Berlin/Brandenburg and Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany; Flanders in Belgium; the UK; Portugal; Piedmont in Italy; Slovenia; and St. Petersburg in Russia. There are also descriptions of the cultural-political context in which the European Textile Route programme is placed, and the structure and contents of the routes. Aside from the geographic routes, a further five thematically organised routes are described - textile routes featuring architectural monuments; recurrent events; cultural heritage in museums; production locations; and educational/research facilities.
Finally the brochure includes a CD-ROM of the above-mentioned routes as well as the routes of Catalonia/Spain, Tuscany/Italy, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and Georgia, and a guideline for using the CD-ROM or the Pfeil rechtsinternet version of the routes.

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'Organisers of Textile Events in Europe' - Contents:

  • Editorial contributions on the European Textile Network, the future ETN Internet program and 32 exemplary member organisations
  • Further details on 270 especially communicative organisers of textile events in Europe
  • Address file listing more than 1200 European organisers of textile events
  • Address list of ETN members
  • Colour and black & white illustrations, graphic diagrams

This publication is essential for all those who participate in European events, be it as coorganizers, authors or consumers of textile cultural achievements.

Review: The new Manual 'Organisers of Textile Events in Europe'

The Manual turned out more substantial than previously announced. On 120 pages, it includes some 1,700 addresses in 36 European countries, among them nearly 1,200 addresses of carriers of culture that offer international programmes, and 550 addresses of ETN members (with some duplication). Carriers of culture are mostly textile departments of museums; textile/fashion/costume sections of associations and interest groups; and relevant educational and further training institutions at universities or in the private education sector.

By mailing out questionnaires that were returned by some 270 textile cultural institutions from 34 countries, we were able to compile additional information, for example on the type and extent of events held either regularly or occasionally in the fields of temporary exhibitions, competitions/scholarships and courses/conferences. We also used the occasion to enquire whether new media were used. This is the first time a publication of this kind in the textile sector will contain all e-mail and Internet addresses available!

This Manual is an indispensable tool for all those inside or outside of Europe who seek to establish, expand or deepen cooperation with European organisers of textile events. In all cases where we received relevant information, we have listed institutions' contact partners, too.

The Manual is extremely reasonably priced at DM 49.50. It is only possible to sell it at this low price because the EU Commission (Kaleidoscope '97) is carrying 25 % of the total research cost. We were required to limit the Manual's print run. We would thus advise all those interested to order it as early as possible.

Beatrijs Sterk

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First ETN Brochure, 1991

After the initial meeting in the east German town of Erfurt in 1991 where 42 informal ETN members from 23 countries came together, a brochure was made. This publication in four languages describes aims, tasks and the planned structure of the Network. To a large extend it is still valid. Looking back its contents - written in English, French, Russian and German - has visionary traits.

Pfeil rechts(see 'Manifesto 1991')