OATG Events Programme

Detail, Hmong (Miao), Guizhou, S W China Baby carrier - Pitt Rivers Museum 2000.35.1

Detail, Hmong (Miao) baby carrier, Guizhou, S W China - Pitt Rivers Museum 2000.35.1

The Oxford Asian Textile Group (OATG) annual programme includes a number of talks on a wide variety of textile related topics. Some lecturers are from the UK and some are specialists from overseas who are visiting England and enjoying some time in Oxford.

Talks may be held at different locations and times. Some may be held in the Education Department of the Ashmolean Museum, accessed by day via the main entrance to the Museum or, in the evening, by the side entrance of the Museum via St Giles Street from 6 pm.  Talks may also be held at the Pauling Center, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS or elsewhere. Please note the specified location and time given for each talk below.

Study visits are also arranged to museums and textile centres in Oxford and elsewhere, often to see material that is not on public exhibition. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have the collector of the items, the researcher or the curator, to throw new light on the fabrics. Inevitably numbers must be restricted on these study days.

Thursday 10th May 2018

A Journey Through the Imperial Wardrobe

A talk by David Rosier

The lecture will provide an insight into the complex system of mandated Chinese Court Costume, plus dress accessories, that would have been worn by men and women on formal and semi-formal occasions (Regulated Court Costume) whilst at Court or positioned within Central or Provincial Government during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Consideration witll be given to the history, nature, structure and iconography of formal Court Costume, plus the Insignia of Rank, worn by the Imperial Clan together with the Civil and Military Officials. In support of the topic a display of Imperial Court Costume will be provided with the focus being Insignia of Rank.

Location: The Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS.

Time: 6 pm for a 6.15 pm start


Tuesday 12 June 2018

Lecture at the Ashmolean Museum (this is not an OATG event).

Steven Cohen will give a lecture based on research undertaken as Beattie Fellow looking at
material related to The Historical Carpet Collection of the Maharajas of Amer.
Further details will be announced in due course.


For more information and registration please contact: OATG Events

Information about forthcoming events is also given in the OATG's journal Asian Textiles, which comes out in February, June and October.Members are encouraged to view this website regularly for the latest news on the OATG programme.. From time to time events are arranged at short notice as our speakers cannot always confirm their travel arrangements and availability in time for publication in Asian Textiles.  We don’t want you to miss out!

See the OATG blog where members can interact and keep up-to-date on textile news.

Contact the programme organisers for more information on the programme or with suggestions for events.

9 December 2009. Members of OATG being given a special tour of the new Textile Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by its curator, Dr Ruth Barnes (standing, right)

9 December 2009.  Members of OATG being given a special tour of the new Textile Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by its curator, Dr Ruth Barnes (standing, right) and former founding Chairman of OATG.