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  • 2002 – 2005 Annual Craft Retreats

    The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design began hosting a two-day spring retreat in 2002 with the charge to “identify and prioritize initiatives that will advance craft in academia and the curatorial worlds.” In the following three years, the topic of the retreats further developed the initiatives recommended in 2002. Participants in the retreats represented leaders in the field of fine craft – museum directors and curators, university faculty, scholars, editors, critics and artist – with diverse media expertise and geography. Thirty-one craft leaders gave of their time to participate in one or more retreats. Addendum A is a list of all participants. This report consists of abstracts of the four retreats.

    Think Tank Report – 2002-2005

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