Melinda Watt, Supervising Curator, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Lost and Found in Translation: West African Textiles and Atlantic Trade"
Colleen E. Kriger, Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
International scholars explore the impact of the burgeoning textile trade in the early modern period, focusing on specific aspects of how trade textiles influenced global economics, social history, and design aesthetics. The program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800.
Recorded October 4, 2013
This symposium is made possible by the Carla Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.