On September 20-22, Colonial Williamsburg is hosting a symposium entitled “A Very Large Curious & Compleat Assortment’: Textiles for Interiors, 1730-1830. Annabel Westman of Historic Furnishing Textiles of London, England, will give the keynote address.
Other presentations include:
-Agreeable to your liking: Dressing up the House in Early America by scholar and author Elisabeth Garrett Widmer
-Modern ideas of comfort: Textile floor-coverings in England, 1730-1830, by independent scholar Anthony Wells Cole
-Gathering the threads: Unravelling interiors and textile sources, by Lynne Dakin Hastings, vp of museum operations at The Montpelier Foundation
Textile for Interiors 2009 Symposium registration is open to the general public. Special hotel rates are available at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection for symposium registrants, and Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of dining options throughout the Historic Area and resort collection