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Gansey Symposium

We will be holding a two-day symposium to wrap up our summer Gansey Exhibition - anyone with an interest in knitting and /or traditional fishing culture should find it most interesting. The program details are shown below but in short it will be a happy social gathering where you can hear from experts in various fields associated with the exhibition and of course meet like-minded people.

Although it's called a 'two day' event, it actually starts on Friday evening (September 29) with a social gathering at the museum where you have a private view the exhibition and chat with our organising team over a glass of fizz and some finger food.

The progam for the Saturday and Sunday is laid out below; as you will see, it is broad-ranging in content.

You can attend on the Saturday (Sept 30), the Sunday (Oct 1) or both days. Whatever your choice, you are invited to the Friday evening introduction, of course

Symposium Program

Friday, 29 September
5.00 - 6.30pm    Wine reception and private view of the exhibition for all ticket holders. You might like to join our audience for the free 'Music at the Mo' concert which starts at 7.30pm upstairs, too.

Saturday, 30 September
9.30. Registration / Coffee
10.00 - 12.30 Discovering Dutch Ganseys - Stella Ruhe
Lunch 12.30 - 2.00
2.00. Sheringham Ganseys from photos and postcards - Lesley Lougher and Kirstie Toth
Sharpening old photos, taking new - Ron Wiebe
3.00. Tea
3.30 - 4.30 Taking patterns from photos - Rita Taylor

Sunday 1 October
9:30. Registration and coffee
10.00. Researching Norfolk Ganseys - Martin Warren
10.45. Coffee
11.15. Researching Ganseys - Michael Harvey (health permitting)
11.45. Propagansey - Deb Gillanders
12.30 Lunch
1.30. Gansey Forum - Panel: Stella Ruhe, Rita Taylor, Martin Warren, Deb Gillanders, Michael Harvey (health permitting)
An opportunity to debate the intricacies of knitting Ganseys and their historical and social significance
3.00 - 4.00. Tea, final view of exhibition and close

You can find a printable Symposium program HERE.


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