30 NOVEMBER 2016

Thai textiles are recognized worldwide for their beauty and the skill of generations of spinners weavers and dyers who created them. Exhibitions in Thailand have helped promote political and historical significance and ethnic and cultural importance. Many tourists visiting Thailand today include on their schedules a visit to a Thai textile outlet and a textile museum. This inter disciplinary panel will address twenty-first century issues to include existing trends in Thai textile production, current ways of using and wearing Thai textiles and the conservation and preservation of historical material. Papers are welcomed on all aspects of twenty-first century Thai textile studies including museology, conservation, anthropology, ethnography, economics and tourism. Participants should take into consideration how textile and dress studies impact on the wider field of Thai studies. Please send paper abstracts of no more than 300 words to:

Moderator: Susan Conway, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London