TAASA MEMBERS ’ DIARY
MARCH - MAY 2014
TAASA AGM and TAASA Oration
14 May 2014, 6-8pm, COFA, Paddington, Sydney
Following a brief AGM, Professor David Christian, Department of Modern History, Macquarie University, will present TAASA’s inaugural Oration, an annual event initiated to introduce distinguished speakers and provide a forum for their ideas and projects. Prof. Christian’s research area covers Inner Eurasia (Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia). He is Director of the Big History Institute at Macquarie University and co-founder with Bill Gates of the Big History Project, an ambitious attempt to bringing together the knowledge available in many different scholarly disciplines.
Members will be sent full details closer to the date.
Guided Tour – Encounters with Bali: A Collector’s Journey
24 May 2014, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2.30 pm Walkthrough with Collector Dr John Yu and Curator Siobhan Campbell.
14 – 15 June Excursion to Canberra
A Canberra event is being organised for TAASA members which will include curator led tours of two exhibitions at the NGA and other activities. More details to come but put these dates in your diary!
TAASA IN VICTORIA
Guided tour of the Chinese Museum,
Cohen Place, Melbourne.
Saturday 22 March 2014, 10.30am – 11.45am. Followed by lunch at 12.00 in Chinatown.
Cost for museum tour $10, $8 concession. Further details will be sent to members shortly. For more information contact Boris Kaspiev: vic.taasa@gmail or 0421 038 491
TAASA TEXTILE STUDY GROUP
Wednesday 12 March, 6-8pm
PLC Room Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
A Tale of Two Cities: Modernity and its expression in early 20th century textiles in SE Asia: A number of intriguing textiles dated to the early 20th C depict symbols of modernity – buildings, cars, bicycles among them. They are found on batik from Java, and on tie dyes from Cambodia – two regions some 2000km apart. In this presentation, Gill Green will explore their origins and interrelationships.
Details of TSG meetings planned for 9 April and 7 May will be circulated when available.
TAASA CERAMICS STUDY GROUP
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 6-8pm
High Tech Seminar room, F20, COFA, Oxford St Paddington Sydney.
An exploration of Vietnam’s Ly and Tran ceramics (1009-1400) in their historical context.
The focus of this talk by Kerry Nguyen-Long will be glazed ceramics made in the Ly and Tran which in form and motif are very much a product of their cultural milieu and on that account distinctive to this period. The talk will cover the physical features of these ceramics, supported with illustrated examples.
Members are invited to bring Vietnamese ceramic pieces to share and discuss. Refreshments provided. $15 members, $20 non members. RSVP: Margaret White at Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detail of man’s ikat sarong, Trengganu, Malaysia c.1900.
Woman’s embroidered dress, Afghanistan 1965-75
Ceremonial textile, Toraja people, Celebes (Indonesia) c.1900-1920
Palempore, Made for Export Market, India C. 1800
Collection Powerhouse Museum, Sydney