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In cooperation with Textile museum and Textile university the assoiation Nordic Textile Art arrange a Nordic Textile meeting in the textile city Borås on March 15 to 17. Three intense days where textile art was in focus.

The annual meeting will be held on March 16. The participants get an insight in how a new textile centre is growing in the old spinning mill area of Simonsland, which will become the obvious meeting place for creative work within textile and design, with Textile Fashion Center where both Textile museum and Textile university will be situated.

Assistant director of the museum Margaretha Persson and project manager Torsten Hild explain the plans for the Textile museum, where an art gallery for textile art will have a prominent role. Agneta Nordlund-Andersson explains the future plans for the Textile university with their move to new premises and start of class autumn 2013. We will be given a guided tour in the old school that was still simmering with activity.

The days in Borås gaiv us the possibility by personal meetings and stimulating forms to talk about the textile art in both contemporary, future and historical time. Margareta Bergstrand from the Division of Preservation Science at the National Heritage Board in Visby gives a lecture in the long term influence that flame retardant agents have on textiles and environment. Linda Worbin, lecturer at the Textil university, tells us about Smart Textiles and research about new textile materials and techniques. Sari Syväloma talks about the exhibition Movement - Nordic dialogues in Risör Kunstpark in Norway. In Borås there are many textile companies and we will visit Tobex who make digital pring on textiles.

On the program:

  • The shop and gallery of Vävkompaniet (Weaving company) .
  • A guided tour of the sculpture promenade among the city's all outdoor sculptures.
  • A guided tour at the Abecita art museum by the owners Bengt and Berit Swegmark, who are also the founders of The Nordic Award of Textiles.