02.09.2023 10:30 / Narva Castle

Event overview

September 02, 2023. Narva castle | FREE, AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The program explores the ways we can preserve and study textiles, textile making and heritage of big textile factories, with particular focus on Krenholm and digitalisation of heritage.

The seminar wants to provide an overview of ways museums can preserve heritage of the big factories and will have talks on digitalization, Kreenholm textiles, and methodology of interviewing. The day will end with discussion “Why textiles and patterns are important heritage” with Narva Museum Erasmus+ partners from Finland, Poland and Romania.

Talks and discussion will be in English and Russian with simultaneous translation to Estonian, Russian and English.


• 10.00-10.30 Coffee, registration
• 10.30-10.45 Introductory and welcoming speeches
Talks in English with translation into Estonian and Russian:
• 10.45-11.00 Short history of Kreenholm – Jaroslavna Nazarova
• 11.00-11.30 via Zoom: Digitalisation of museum objects in Estonia. MuIS – Marju Niinemaa
• 11.30-12.00 Patterned Narva. Printed textiles from Kreenholm Manufactory – Kai Lobjakas
• 12.00-13.30 Lunch (not provided by the organizers)
Talk in English with translation into Estonian and Russian:
• 13.30-14.00 Digitization of Applied Arts as a Source for Creative Industries – Ivar-Kristjan Hein
Talks in Russian with translation into Estonian and English
• 14.00-14.20 Talking to ex-Kreenholm workers. Methodology of an interview – Marina Kuvaitseva
• 14.30–14.50 Kreenholm textiles in the collection of Narva Muuseum – Galina Smirnova
• 15.00-16.00 Panel discussion “Why are textiles and patterns important heritage?” with guests from:

  • Fundacja Dom from Bialystok, Poland
  • Comunitatea Armana din Romania - filiala Bucuresti from Bucharest, Romania
  • Galeria im. Sleńdzińskich from Bialystok, Poland
  • Forssa museum from Forssa, Finland

Moderates – Jaroslavna Nazarova

Discussion will happen in English with translation into Estonian and Russian