ANNOUNCEMENT (2nd round) 3rd IASSRT symposium, Buyeo, Republic of Korea

Nov. 5 – Nov. 10, 2018

3rd IASSRT symposium

International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles Symposium

Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (KNUCH) in Buyeo, Korea

I.                  Description

“Silk Road Textiles: Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage” Symposium and 3rd IASSRT meeting will be held from Nov. 5 to Nov. 10, 2018 in Buyeo, Republic of Korea. The symposium will make in-depth discussion on the important tangible and intangible cultural heritage on textiles along the Silk Road, including Korean and Asian textile traditions, textiles on the Eastern Silk Road, textiles on the Steppe Silk Road, textiles along the Maritime Silk Road, Eastern textiles in European collection, and new researches on the Silk Road textiles.

● Host: International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT)

● Co-organizers: Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, China National Silk Museum

● Co-Chairmen: Sim Yeon-ok, Feng Zhao


II.               Program 

Day 1 Nov 5 (Mon.)

09:00- 17:00 International symposium registration at Lotte Resort in Buyeo

15:00-16:00: ISU meeting at Conference Room at the 3rd floor of University   Headquarter (see No.3 on University Map)

18:00-20:00: IASSRT board meeting at Conference Room


Day 2 Nov 6 (Tue.)

At Grand Lecture Hall at the 2nd floor of Academic Information Center (see No.4 on University Map)

09:00-09:15 Opening ceremony for the IASSRT symposium

09:15-09:40 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the exhibition of Reproduction of Korean traditional clothing and textiles

All attendees Photo-op

At Angukdong Byeolgung (see No.9 on University Map)

Nov 6 (Tue.)  09:40-11:00

Panel 1: General History of Textiles on the Silk Road


Claudio Zanier

Padova University, Italy

The Migration of Chinese White Mulberry to Europe


Dominique Marie Cardon

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (C.N.R.S)

The beautiful story of celadon green


Susan Whitfield

Consultant/Researcher on Arrival of Belief project, University of East Anglia

Former head of IDP

The Lost Silks of Buddhist Practice

Nov 6 (Tue.)   11:00-12:20

Panel 2: Textiles on the Korean Traditions


Park Seungwon

Daegu National Museum

The Archaeological Textile Excavated from Baekje Cultural Areas


Lee Seonyong

Korea National University of Cultural Heritage

The Embodiment of Religion and Faith : the Textile Found in Korean Buddhist Statue


Sim Yeonok

Korea National University of Cultural Heritage

Analysis and production significance of Textile from the Gilt-bronze seated Bhaisajyaguru (Medicine Buddha) Statue in Janggoksa Temple

Nov 6 (Tue.)    13:40-15:40

Panel 3: Textiles on the Eastern Silk Road


Tanaka Yoko

The office of the Shoso-In Treasure house The imperial household agency

Plant fiber textiles from Shosoin Collection


Aki Yamakawa

Kyoto National Museum

Quilted kasaya made in 8th to 10th centuries


Xu Wenyue

Independent scholar

Several robes and fabrics introduced into Korea at the end of the Ming Dynasty


Wang Shujuan

China National Silk Museum, Hang Zhou

Comparison of Women's Costumes between China and Korea in the 16th century——Based on the conservation project of textiles excavated from Wangdian in Jiaxing, Zhejiang


Alina Kazmina

Nasledie (Stavropol) Ltd.,

Mongol Robe: Restoration Experience

Nov 6 (Tue.)      16:00-18:00

Panel 4: Maritime Silk Road Textiles


David Celletti

Padova University, Italy

The “Istituto Bacologico” of Padua. History and perspectives.


Mao Huiwei

Zhejiang Institute of Textile and Clothing, Ningbo

A comparative study of patchworks along the Silk Road


Monica Bethe

Medieval Japanese Studies Institute

Transported from China or Transformed in Japan? 13th and 14th Century 3-end Gauze Weave Fabrics Preserved in Japan


Yoshida masako

Kyoto City University of Arts

Tapestries brought to Japan through Maritime Silk Road and their influence


Laretna Trisnantari Adishaki

Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Conserving Maritime Silk Road and Archipelago Tangible in Indonesia

18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner


Day 3 Nov 7 (Wed.)

At Grand Lecture Hall at the 2nd floor of Academic Information Center (see No.4 on University Map)

Nov 7 (Wed.)   09:00-10: 40

Panel 5: Textiles on the Northwest Silk Road


Minsun Hwang

Metropolitan Museum of art
/ textile conservation department

Textile Treasures from the Han Dynasties

Textiles from “Age of the Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.~A.D.220)”


Wang Le

Donghua University, Shanghai

Study on the Clothing of the 4th Century in Northwest China: Based on the Two Wooden Figurines Excavated from Astana


Maria Menshikova

State Hermitage Museum, Russia

Some Textiles of the 12-14th centuries excavated at Khara-Khoto by P.K. Kozlov at the beginning of the 20th century


Melodie Doumy

British Library

Unfolding a textile fragment from Kharakhoto (working title)

Nov 7 (Wed.)    11:00-12:20

Panel 6: Textiles on the Steppe Silk Road


Zvezdana Dode

Nasledie (Stavropol) Ltd.,

Southern Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences (SSCRAS)

Silk Samit textiles in the burials of nomads: the problem of dating archaeological complexes


Sofia Shashunova

Volgo-Don archaeological society

Golden Horde textiles in the collection of the Volgograd Museum of Local Lore


Hikmatillo Hoshimov

Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences Institute for archeological research

Early sample of silk in Central Asia

Nov 7 (Wed.)      13:40-15:20

Panel 7: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Textiles in Asia


He Zhaohua

Fashion and Textiles College

Fu Jen Catholic University


Art of Counting Threads among Miao Weaving and Embroidery in Guizhou Province


An Weizhu

Donghua university, Shanghai

Printed textiles in India


Mallakhonov sayidafzal

National Commission of Uzbekistan for UNESCO, Uzbekistan

Ikat Fabrics of Uzbekistan


Susanne Lervad

The Center for Textile Research (CTR), University of Copenhagen

Traditional Textile Craft – an Intangible Cultural Heritage

Nov 7 (Wed.)     15:40-18:40

Panel 8: New Research on the Silk Road Textiles


Helen Persson

Nordic Museum (Nordiska museet), Stockholm, Sweden

Social and visual culture of silk road textiles and east Asian influence on Swedish fashion


Kyunghee Pyun

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

Pedagogical Challenges of Silk Road Textiles: 20 Years after When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles


Anna Maria Muthesius

McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge

Silk as tangible and intangible heritage across cultures of the Silk Road (4-15 centuries)


Baichun Zhang

Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

notes/remarks on international contruction of a digital loom museum


Helen Wang

British Museum

How important is the silk in Silk Road exhibitions?


Zhao Feng

China National Silk Museum, Hang Zhou

Two Projects for the IASSRT: Global History of Silk & World Map of Looms


Day 4 Nov 8 (Thu.)

08:00-09:00 Move from Buyeo to Seocheon

Nov 8 (Thu.)  09:00-11:20

Panel 9: Workshop


Transmission Hall of Hansan Mosi

A whole process of weaving Mosi (fine ramie)

Exhibition of Weaving Mosi (fine ramie) in Hansan region, which is inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-13:30 Move from Seocheon to Jeonju

Nov 8 (Thu.)  14:00-16:00

Panel 10: Workshop


National Intangible Heritage Center

Observing demonstration of a Human Treasure

Exhibition of Korea and China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: Silk

16:00-17:30 Reception at National Intangible Heritage Center 

17:30-20:00 Move from Jeonju to Seoul (the Capital)


Day 5 Nov 9 (Fri.)

08:00-08:40 Move to the National Museum of Korea

Nov 9 (Fri.)  09:00-12:00

Panel 11: Workshop


National Museum of Korea

Research on silk relics in the museum

Textile conservation center

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Free time to look around galleries in the museum

14:00-15:00 Move to Kyung-woon Museum

Nov 9 (Fri.)  15:00-17:00

Panel 12: Workshop


Kyung-woon Museum

Special lectures regarding colors

Exhibition of A story of beautiful color harmony showing through the Korean Traditional Clothes

17:00-18:00 Move to Sebitseom (the three glowing islands that brighten the vista of the Han River)

18:00-21:00 Closing ceremony at Chavit Cuisine (Premium buffet restaurant)


Day 6 Nov 10 (Sat.)


III.             Accommodations/Transportations/Fees:


A. The ICN Airport-University (Buyeo) pick up service will run only at 4th-5th Nov with 10 vans. Each van holds 6 people.

* All attendees should send their flight information to KNUCH. Attendees will meet University staff at the arrival gate. Once KNUCH receive their flight information, KNUCH will give further notice.

B. Attendees who arrive at ICN on the other day (other than 4th or 5th), there will be no pick-up service from KNUCH but it only gives information about Limousine bus or Van service which move ICN Airport to University (Buyeo) directly. Limousine bus service has two time slots (at 10:30, 17:00) per one day at ICN Airport Terminal 1. (Will notice if there is any time slot change of this service.)



All the attendees and participants will pay $100 as fee for applying the symposium.



The symposium duration, location: 6th to 7th Nov in Buyeo

Hotel: Lotte Resort Buyeo

Room type:

For speakers- a TWIN ROOM (two persons in one room) will be given during the symposium (5, 6, 7th Nov). If any speaker wants a single room, there will be EXTRA CHARGE ($60 per one day)

For participants- the University HELPS TO BOOK one's room as one's wish. (rooms are on your own)

For students- the University offers a FREE TWIN ROOM (two persons in one room).

Meal: All the meals during the symposium will be given for all attendees for free.



The study tour duration, location: 8th to 9th Nov in Seoul

Hotel: Silla stay Gwanghwamun in Seoul

Fee: $100, including accommodation, meal and transportation from 8th to 9th

Fee for the study tour was $50, however, it is changed to $100 as including the accommodation.

A TWIN ROOM (two persons in one room) will be ready for all participants but if anyone wants a single room, there will be EXTRA CHARGE ($60 per one day)



KNUCH can help to guide where they can take Airport Limousine bus or Airport train nearby the accommodation.


IV.           Maps

A. University map

B. map for study tour

1. Buyeo

Korea National University of Cultural Heritage

367, Baekjemun-ro, Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, 33115, Rep. of KOREA


2. Seocheon

Transmission hall of Hansan Mosi

1146, Chungjeol-ro, Hansan-myeon, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

3. Jeonju

National Intangible Heritage Center

95, Seohak-ro (896-1, Dongseohak-dong), Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk, Republic of Korea


4. Seoul

National Museum of Korea

137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383, Republic of Korea


Kyung-woon Museum

29, Samseong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea


I.                  Contact:

Ko Woori: (Korea)

Irene Lu: (China)

Sophia Liang: (China)


● Working language: English

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