HeadquARTers

Biennial conference

Every two years, the renowned "Textiles from the Nile Valley" conference, organized by Dr. Cäcilia Fluck, Dr. Petra Linscheid and Prof. Dr. Antoine De Moor, takes place in the Katoen Natie HeadquARTers. The international research group, consisting of scientists, curators, textile conservators and analysts, presents the most recent developments in the field of archaeological textiles, with a focus on finds from the 1st millennium AD from Egypt and its neighbouring countries.

The conference of 2021, with as main topic “Garments – continuity and change”, still has to be confirmed. 

Past conferences

  • 2019: “Explorers, first collectors and traders of textiles”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2017: “Textile interrelationships in the 1st millennium AD – Egypt as a textile hub”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2015: “Textile find spots”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2013: “Textiles, tools and techniques”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2011: “Current textile projects”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2009: “Dress accessories”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2007: “Clothing the house”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2005: “Methods of dating ancient textiles from Egypt”
    Antwerp, Katoen Natie Headquarters (Belgium)
     
  • 2003: “Textiles and inscriptions”
    Berlin, Museum für Byzantinische Kunst und Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
     
  • 2000: “Riding costume in Egypt. Origin and appearance”
    International Congress for Coptic Studies, University of Leiden (The Netherlands)
     
  • 1996: Founding of the international study group „Textiles from the Nile Valley” International Congress for Coptic Studies University of Münster (Germany)

Publications

The lectures of each edition are bundled in a colorful publication.The following books can be purchased in the HeadquARTers or via info@headquarters-katoennatie.com.

  • Egypt as a textile hub. Textiles of the 1st millennium AD from Egypt and neighbouring countries, A. De Moor, C. Fluck and P. Linscheid (eds), Tielt 2019
     
  • Excavating, analysing, reconstructing. Textiles of the 1st millennium AD from Egypt and neighbouring countries, A. De Moor, C. Fluck and P. Linscheid (eds), Tielt 2017
     
  • Favourite fabrics from the Katoen Natie textile collection. A liber amicorum for Antoine De Moor, C. Fluck and P. Linscheid (eds), Tielt 2017
     
  • Textiles, tools and techniques of the 1st millennium AD from Egypt and neighbouring countries, A. De Moor, C. Fluck and P. Linscheid (eds), Tielt 2015
     
  • Drawing the threads together. Textiles and footwear of the 1st millennium AD from Egypt, A. De Moor, C. Fluck and P. Linscheid (eds), Tielt 2013
     
  • Dress accessories of the 1st millennium AD from Egypt and neighbouring countries, A. De Moor and C. Fluck (eds), Tielt 2011
     
  • Clothing the house. Furnishing textiles of the 1st millennium AD from Egypt and neighbouring countries, A. De Moor and C. Fluck (eds), Tielt 2009
     
  • Methods of dating ancient textiles of the 1st millennium AD from Egypt and neighbouring countries, A. De Moor and C. Fluck (eds), Tielt 2007


The following books can be purchased via https://brill.com/.

  • Riding Costume in Egypt. Origin and Appearance, (Studies in Textile and Costume History 3), C. Fluck and G. Vogelsang-Eastwood (eds), Leiden 2004
     
  • Textile Messages. Inscribed fabrics from Roman to Abbassid Egypt, (Studies in Textile and Costume History 4), C. Fluck and G. Helmecke (eds), Leiden 2006

More information

Dr. Cäcilia Fluck: c.fluck@smb.spk-berlin.de
Dr. Petra Linscheid: linschei@uni-bonn.de
Danaë Vermeulen: danae.vermeulen@katoennatie.com