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NTA want to link up on already established networks in the Nordic countries at the same time of the board meeting in Visby a visit was made at Barbro Sandells textile print made in tradition of the island of Gotland in Norrlanda, as well as Gunilla Axén member of GKF, art handicraft of the island of Gotland. Studio Grasp connects artist, architects and designers on Gotland and give courses and conferences. Stina Lindholm at the sculpture factory in Slite was visited and at Karin Kloth at Studio Grasp showroom in Visby we discussed among other things copyright for artists.

Margareta Bergstrand, from the Division of Preservation Science at the National Heritage Board in Visby showed us her research on the long term influence that flame retardant agents have on textiles and environment. Margareta also talked about her work with the new curtain in the UN building in New York.