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ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

Ars Textrina Textiles Group

The organisation known as Ars Textrina has origins stretching back thirty years with the establishment of a journal by the same name. The first Editor-in-Chief of the journal was Professor Ralph Stanton, of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, who was also the founder of the Charles Babbage Research Centre (in Winnipeg). Volume I of the journal Ars Textrina appeared in 1983, following a conference concerned with complex woven structures (held in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA) in July 1983. The associated conference continued to be held on an annual basis, at university locations in North America until 1995, when the University of Leeds (UK) held the conference. Subsequently, two issues of the journal Ars Textrina were published at the University of Leeds, and the organisation of the conference was transferred there also. Occasional monographs, associated largely with ULITA‚Äôs exhibitions’ programme, have been published under the series title Ars Textrina.

Ars Textrina is now considered as a UK based international organisation, with Professor M.A. Hann as its President. Over the past two decades Ars Textrina has worked closely with the Costume Cultural Association of South Korea (CCA), an organisation established nearly three decades ago and, now one of the highest-ranking organizations of its type in Asia. Joint conferences with Ars Textrina have become a regular feature.

Please follow the links on the left to view details of conferences and publications.

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