This program will be available for sale to the general public starting on December 7, 2022.Want to purchase your tickets before then? Become a member today, or if you are already a member, log in to purchase your tickets. Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series Textile Diplomacy Afternoon Course Monday, March 13, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1K0342 Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 3 Program Series: Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series Find Series tickets Resize text Julia Brennan and master batik makers review a historic batik reproduction owned by the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta Join curator Elizabeth Lay, a regular lecturer on the topics of fashion, textiles, and American furniture, for an image-rich lunchtime lecture series focusing on decorative arts and design topics. Session Information Textile Diplomacy At its core, textile conservation as cultural diplomacy is about cultivating and honoring people and heritage, acknowledging how our global cultural heritage strengthens identities, security, and respect for others. For more than two decades, textile conservationist Julia M. Brennan has built cultural bridges by engaging in both high-profile and grassroots projects to help set up conservation labs, train local specialists, and preserve local and regional textile heritage—both its artifacts and traditions. In the course of those projects, she worked with collaborators including ministries of culture, royal courts, monks, genocide survivors, and young students. In her wide-ranging presentation, Brennan covers Herthe treatment and mannequin-building for a display of court garb worn by 18th- and 19th-century American diplomats to France; the preparation and installation of the U.S. Embassy exhibition Great and Good Friends at the Royal Palace in Bangkok; the training of Indonesian colleagues in methods to clean and restore a collection of batiks housed at the American Embassy in Jakarta (“batik diplomacy” at its core); and building a multi-year project to conserve and display W.E.B. DuBois’s academic robes and prized textiles for Ghana’s Centre for Pan African Culture in Accra. Other Sessions in this Series February 13: Past, Present, Future: The Glorious Collection of the Fashion Museum Bath February 27: Sleeping Around Virginia Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.