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Conference Programme

Sunday 10 June
Registration for Annual Meeting 17:00 – 19:00
Paushuize, Kromme Nieuwegracht 49, Utrecht
The conference registration is an informal meeting (finger food will be served) at Paushuize, a unique historical spot in the city centre of Utrecht. Dating from the early 16th century, Paushuize is one of the oldest and most interesting monuments in town. For more information about the monument, click here.

Monday 11 June
Paper Sessions 09:00 – 15:00
Garden Room, Nicolaasdwarsstraat 14, Utrecht
Paper sessions, interrupted by a coffee break and lunch.

Visiting Jan Taminiau 15:00 – 17:00
Centraal Museum, Agnietenstraat 1, Utrecht
Together we will visit the exhibition Jan Taminiau: Reflections.

Tuesday 12 June (Morning)
Paper Sessions 09:00 – 14:00
Garden Room, Nicolaasdwarsstraat 14, Utrecht
Paper sessions, interrupted by a coffee break and lunch

Wednesday 13 June (Morning)
Paper Sessions 09:00 – 14:00
Garden Room, Nicolaasdwarsstraat 14, Utrecht
Paper sessions, interrupted by a coffee break and lunch

ICOM General Meeting 14:00 – 15:00
Garden Room, Nicolaasdwarsstraat 14, Utrecht
General Meeting for ICOM members, but also accessible for non-members. Looking back and ahead to the ICOM Costume plans.

Tuesday 12 June + Wednesday 13 June (Afternoon)
During the afternoons you can discover Utrecht by yourself or choose two of the following:

  • Depot Centraal Museum (by taxi)
    Have a look behind the scenes of the Centraal Museums fashion and costume collection. Two collection colleagues are ready to welcome you and have an in dept view. The Centraal Museum fashion collections covers 17th till 21st century designs, varying from Viktor & Rolf, Iris van Herpen to 18th century Jaonsche rock.

  • Museum Catharijneconvent (by foot)
    Visit the depot and the che, just around the corner of the conference location. Museum Catharijneconvent is housed in a beautiful medieval monastery and has an impressive collection of chasubles, among other treasures. The museum contains both Protestant and Catholic artefacts, making it unique in the world.

  • Fashion Walk (by foot)
    Utrecht is a very convenient city and a lot of hidden gems can be discovered by foot. We’ve selected the most interesting ones. One of our local fashionista’s will guide you around.

  • Visit private collector (by taxi)
    This private collector lives in an historical house and keeps his immense collection of 20s and 30s dresses there as well. A unique chance to both peek insight an ancient house and have a passionate story shared by the collector.

Thursday 14 June
Bus to Tilburg 08:30
The bus will depart in front of the Centraal Museum

Paper Sessions 10:00-13:00
TextielMuseum, Goirkestraat 96, Tilburg
On Thursday we will resume our paper sessions in the auditorium of the TextielMuseum. Interrupted by a coffee break and lunch, both provided by the TextielMuseum.

TextielMuseum & TextielLab
Our visit to the TextielMuseum will include different tours, a.o. through the expected exhibition on Scandinavian design and the TextielLab as the beating heart of the museum. The TextielMuseum is a working museum, offering a unique combination of inspiring exhibitions, educational programmes and a specialised workplace for research and development. It is a leading centre for textile knowledge and expertise, with its own laboratory: the TextielLab. This is part specialised workshop for manufacture of knitted and woven fabrics, and part open studio where innovation is central.
The final dinner will be held in Tilburg as well, after which a bus will bring us back to Utrecht.


Friday 15 June
On Friday we will take the 08:30 train from Utrecht Central Station to Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, several guided tours will be arranged.

Visit Rijksmuseum 09:30 – 13:00
Guided tours through the Rijksatelier, Rijksmuseum and depot in groups. Followed by a lunch in the museum.

In the afternoon you can choose to visit the Museum of Bags and Purses, Museum Willet Holthuysen or Museum van Loon, all located on a typical Amsterdam canal. Our final meeting will be at the ModeMuze exhibition at ObA, including a farewell drink.


Post-Conference Tour

Busses to the different venues of the Post-Conference tour are arranged and will depart from Utrecht each morning.

Saturday 16 June
Visit Rotterdam.
Rotterdam is a vibrant city and has a lot to offer, for example the Viktor&Rolf exhibition at the Kunsthal. On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Dutch lucury fashion house Viktor&Rolf, the Kunsthal organises a large exhibition in collaboration with the Dutch designers and Canadian curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot. The exhibition Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years shows Viktor& Rolf’s radical conception of ‘wearable art’ and explores the elements that make their designs unique in the contemporary fashion world.

Sunday 17 June
Visit Maastricht
During our post-conference tour we are able to join the 10th edition of a very special platform called FashionClash in Maastricht. Our most Southern city will breathe fashion on several unique locations (all on walking distance). FashionClash is an innovative and interdisciplinary showcase for fashion and a worldwide network of emerging designers and artists. The founder, Branko Popovic, will join us during part of the program.


Monday 18 June
‘Mills and Clogs’
One cannot leave the Netherlands without paying a visit to windmills and seeing traditional costumes from nearby. We are welcomed at the Zaanse Schans and the Zaans Museum in the morning, and at the Zuiderzeemuseum in the afternoon.

Tuesday 19 June
Visit the Hague
On our last day we will be warmly welcomed by our colleagues from the fashion department of Gemeentemuseum the Hague and walk part of the silk route.

Accompanying Person

For accompanying persons we will provide a special programme within and around Utrecht. The programme will be announced soon, but we will pay a visit to: