International Conference

Art and Textile Production in the Medieval Mediterranean

Madrid, Museo del Traje. CIPE

25, 26 and 27 September, 2018

This conference aims to analyse medieval textile production from a cross-sectoral approach, focusing on the Mediterranean as an area of confluences that gave rise to varied manufactures with common links. This meeting, which will be attended by international specialists on textile research, proposes to re-examine assumptions on the production, functionality and circulation of these luxury objects. The collecting of these works, with regard to their archaeological and artistic value, as well as textile conservation, will also be under consideration.

According to these interests, the aspects to be discussed will include the following topics:

  • Materiality and characterisation of medieval textiles
  • Aesthetics and ornamental patterns
  • Production and trade
  • Functions and uses
  • Textile ensembles and textile collecting
  • Conservation and musealisation


USEFUL INFORMATION: how to get, lunch facilities, etc. (click to download)


Registration open until 23 September 2018:

Conference fee: 15€. Free registration for speakers and members of the Spanish Committee for Art History (CEHA).


Invited speakers:

María Barrigón (Patrimonio Nacional); Chiara Buss (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano); Ana Cabrera Lafuente (Museo del Traje. CIPE); María Judith Feliciano Chaves (Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania); Nadia Fernández de Pinedo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Jitske Jasperse (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Mercedes López-Mayán (Universidade da Coruña); Enrique Parra Crego (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España); Laura Rodríguez Peinado (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); Sílvia Saladrigas Cheng (CDMT–Terrassa); Joana Sequeira (Universidade do Porto, CITCEM); Vera-Simone Schulz (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz); Nikolaos Vryzidis (Independent Scholar).



Research Project "Las manufacturas textiles andalusíes: caracterización y estudio interdisciplinar" (HAR2014-54918-P)


Organising Committee: Laura Rodríguez Peinado, Mª Pilar Martínez Taboada and Francisco de Asís García García.

Scientific Committee: Laura Rodríguez Peinado, Ana Cabrera Lafuente, María Judith Feliciano Chaves, Francisco de Asís García García, Irene González Hernando, Concepción Herrero Carretero, Lucina Llorente Llorente, Amparo López Redondo, Purificación Marinetto Sánchez, Mª Pilar Martínez Taboada, Enrique Parra Crego, Víctor Rabasco García, Manuel Retuerce Velasco, Sílvia Saladrigas Cheng and Alexandra Uscatescu Barrón.


Participating Institutions:

- Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades.

- Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

- Comité Español de Historia del Arte.

- Museo del Traje. CIPE.

- Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

- Museo Diocesano de Barbastro-Monzón.

- Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil de Terrassa.

- Museu Episcopal de Vic.

- Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España.

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