Morning Session: Lord Mayor’s Room, New Walk Museum
- 10.30 – 10.50 Registration / tea and coffee
- 10.50 – 11.00 Welcome – Dr Malika Kraamer, Curator of World Cultures (Leicester Arts and Museums Service)
- 11.00 – 11.30 Speaker 1: Approaches to the Study and Display of Textiles from the Islamic World – Dr Fahmida Suleman, Phyllis Bishop Curator of the Modern Middle East (British Museum)
- 11.30 – 12.00 Speaker 2: Fashioning Faith in Gujarat – Dr Eiluned Edwards, Reader in the School of Art and Design (Nottingham Trent University)
- 12:00 – 12:30 Speaker 3: Visible Muslims – Dynamics of Islamic Fashion in the UK – Dr Emma Tarlo, Professor in the Department of Anthropology (Goldsmiths)
- 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided) and discussion
Afternoon session – Lord Mayors Room and World Arts Gallery
- 13.30 – 13.50 Speaker 4: Dress and Fashion in the Gulf States – Aisha Almisnad, Ph.D. student (School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester) and employee (Qatar Museums Service)
- 13.50 – 14.10 Speaker 5: Morals, Material and Me, why I wear a head wrap and not a scarf – Laylah Yusuff, staff member (Leicester Arts and Museums Service)
- 14.10 – 14.30 Speaker 6: Collecting Modesty Fashion – Dr Malika Kraamer, Curator of World Cultures (Leicester Arts and Museums Service)
- 14:30 – 16:00 Thematic handling sessions in the Lord Mayors Room.
Small groups will have the opportunity to interact with objects and learn from specialists on textiles and fashions from Gujarat, modesty fashion in the Middle East and Leicester, and some examples from elsewhere in the world (including Nigeria and Morocco). The groups will rotate between different tables, giving all attendees the opportunity to participate in all the sessions
- 16.00-17.00 Study day ends. Optional visit to Bibi Ubayy (transport provided) on Belgrave Road (many of the South Asian fashion shops are based on Belgrave Road; this area also has many South Asian restaurants for those who would like to eat something before returning home).