|Sandra Niessen - schedule|
Since the publication of Legacy in cloth: Batak textiles of Indonesia in May 2009 I have been working hard to promote the book by giving lectures. This has continued, gathering pace, into 2010.
February 4-7 The San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show
February 11-14 The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show
March 3 - Historical Re-enactment of Ursula Kneppelhout van Braam for the Rotary Clubs of Oosterbeek. The theme of my talk is the future of the estates in the municipality.
March 12 - Lecture on Batak textile techniques for the Ikat Kring of The Netherlands. Bunnik, The Netherlands.
March 24 - 28 New York Arts of Pacific Asia Show
A Work in Progress: Legacy in cloth, Batak textiles of Indonesia. Presentation at the Sumatra Seminar, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden (about the Back to the Villages project).
Indonesia: June 1 -30
June 3 - Indonesian Heritage Society "Rumahku" series, Jakarta. Talk: On the brink of going Back to the Villages: plans, hopes, issues and reactions. Short summary: I look forward to meeting members of the Indonesian Heritage Society. When I see you, it will be just hours, literally, before I return to North Sumatra to begin that most wonderful of all tasks that an anthropologist could have: giving the product of my research to the weavers who helped me. Only then will my book, Legacy in cloth, Batak textiles of North Sumatra, a work of some 30 years, finally be complete. When I meet with the IHS, I would like to share the rationale of this Back to the Villages plan and the, at times rather unexpected, reactions that I have received to the project. They have been reactions that given me pause to re-think, revise, sometimes to laugh, but eventually to definitely proceed with the plan. I also welcome the opportunity to thank The Indonesian Heritage Society in person for the crucial support that you have given me during the planning stages of this project.
June 4 - 17 Journey through North Sumatra to prepare a weaver tour of the Batak region in May 2011 for Voyage & Culture http://www.voyageculture.nl/home/.
June 27 - Informal talk in the home of Henny Harsha about the Back to the Villages project.
September 24 – Informal talk to Diplomats of the Indonesian Embassy on the occasion of the Exhibition exploring the traditional Ulos textiles of the Batak People of North Sumatra, Indonesia put on by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in San Francisco. www.kjrisfo.net
September 25 – public talk on the occasion of the Exhibition exploring the traditional Ulos textiles of the Batak People of North Sumatra, Indonesia put on by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in San Francisco. www.kjrisfo.net
October 27 – Invited Speaker at the Annual General Meeting of the Oxford in Asia Textile Group, Oxford.
November 8 - 11. Distinguished Speaker at a Colloquium in Honour of Dr. Ann Dunham Soetoro, part of the World Conference on Science, Education and Culture: Local Wisdom Inspiring Global Solutions at University Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. http://wisdom.ugm.ac.id/.