21st and 22nd October 2021 | Annual International Conference of Dress Historians

The 21 and 22 October 2021 the Centro will host the conference on the theme "Curation and Conservation: Dress and Textiles in Museums", an international initiative in partnership with the Association of Dress Historians in London.

The Association of Dress Historians is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes studies, research and activities on the history of fashion, fabric and accessories of every culture, region of the world, from antiquity to the present day, through meetings, large conferences and publications.


Tickets include attendance to the full two days of speaker and poster presentations,* live Italian-English/English-Italian audio translation and exclusive access to a digital conference pack, which will include:

  • the full programme
  • digital versions of conference posters
  • links to pre-recorded events for all attendees

In addition, there will be options to attend a welcome event on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 and tours of the CCR conservation labs.

Full information on attending and purchasing can be found here:

The entire conference will be hybrid in order to allow both virtual and in person attendance.  After you purchase your ticket you will be contacted by our staff and they will ask your preferred attendance. The ticket has the same price in order to guarantee your attendance even in case of inability to travel.



Joining the conference in presence will be allowed only if in possession of the Green Pass certificate



Click here to download the summary schedule.
A full programme including abstracts and biographies will be made available by the end of August.

For questions relating to the conference or accessibility requirements, please email (adhconference2021@centrorestaurovenaria.it)

We acknowledge the uncertainty of making travel arrangements due to the current pandemic, therefore:
all ticket purchases will guarantee conference attendance online.

If you're purchasing a ticket after 3 October 2021 and you want to attend in person, please notify us at adhconference2021@centrorestaurovenaria.it as you will not be contacted by a member of the staff to inquire about your preference.

In-person attendees will be provided with further information regarding travel from Turin to Venaria, catering options ,and conference dinner options (please note: there may be a small additional charge for catering, and conference dinners will be itemised separately).

For those wishing to make travel plans immediately after booking, recommended hotels and suggestions regarding travel to and around Turin will be provided on your ticket.

The Association of Dress Historians and Centro Conservazione Restauro La Venaria Reale strongly recommend making arrangements that can be changed or cancelled, or purchasing personal travel insurance that protects against unforeseen changes relating to Covid-19. All attendees are personally responsible for checking international travel guidelines relating to Covid-19 restrictions to and from their destination.





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Mandatory Green pass for participation in person