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Release the Kraken! Natural and Synthetic Dye: Fundamentals of Materials. 23 January 2013 from 9 am – 4 pm

Natural and Synthetic Dye: Fundamentals of Materials. 23 January 2013 from 9 am – 4 pm
Natural and Synthetic Dye: Fundamentals of Materials. 23 January 2013 from 9 am – 4 pm

The Lopez Memorial Museum continues its Fundamentals of Materials series, a set of workshops focused on studying different materials for better understanding and care, with Natural and Synthetic Dyes on 23 January 2013 from 9 am – 4 pm. This workshop will center on our country’s rich tradition of extracting and using natural dyes such as those used by ethnic groups like the Ifugao, Itneg, Mandaya, and T’boli –which owned a great tradition in natural dyeing, consequently becoming an essential part of Philippine culture. Current usage of synthetic dyes and how these are used to improve the means of caring for our tangible cultural heritage will also be discussed.

Engr. Adela Montalvo, senior research specialist of the Technical Services Division ofthe Philippine Textile Research Institute under the Department of Science and Technology will facilitate the workshop. She will discuss natural dyeing technologies as well as provide a hands-on process on synthetic dyes. The participants are expected to gain basic technical knowledge on the extraction and application of natural dyes on textiles as well as different types of chemical dyes and dyeing processes.

There are only twenty slots available for the workshop so please register early. The workshop fee of Php 2,200.00 will also cover meals, an afternoon snack, and a certificate.

The Lopez Museum and Library is at the ground floor. Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm, except holidays. For more information, pls call 6312417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.

Image from Pacita Abad’s My Fear of Night Diving: Assaulting the Deep Sea (1985) Oil on acrylic, cotton, yarn, broken glass, plastic beads and buttons, stitched as padded canvas, 334 x 439 cm. Lopez Museum Collection