Heritage Crafts Association conference 2011

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) spring conference will feature an impressive line-up of speakers at the Victoria and Albert Museum in March.

Visitors will learn about the context of heritage crafts in the 21st century and get an insider look into the working practices of traditional craftspeople active in the UK today.

The Heritage Crafts Association is holding it's first conference during March 2011

The Heritage Crafts Association is holding it's first conference during March 2011

The event will feature a mixture of talks and presentations from academics and practitioners, including a keynote speech by Professor Tanya Harrod author of the prize-winning book The Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century.

Also appearing will be Alex Langlands.  Alex is an archaeologist and historian and is possibly best known as a presenter of the BBC TWO television programme Edwardian Farm.

Joining Alex and Tanya in the show timetable will be Sophie Hussain.  She was the stained glass tutor from Monty Don’s Mastercrafts series.

Showcase your craft skills

As part of the event an extra long lunch hour is being scheduled during which you can showcase some of your work.

The event organisers are inviting you to bring in a piece of your craft for an Instant Gallery.

You can even put a notice about how it was made beside it, or stay with your artefact and explain to others at the conference how it was made, and the tools and materials you used to make it.

First HCA conference

This is the first conference organised by the HCA and the first to put the spotlight on a range of traditional crafts currently practiced in the UK.

Crafts from boat building to Savile Row tailoring will be covered.

The Spring Conference will be a learning and networking opportunity.

For more details, or to book a ticket, go to www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/events.

More information
Venue: Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Date: Saturday 19 March 2011, 10am – 4pm
Tickets: £30 (£25 for Friends of the HCA)
To book: Go to www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/events
More info: info@heritagecrafts.org.uk

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