Laura Anderson Barbata, transdisciplinary artist, will participate as the keynote speaker at the 10th North American Textile Conservation Conference - Material in Motion. Laura Anderson Barbata is of Mexican origin and lives in Mexico City and New York. A member of the National System of Art Creators, she is professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico. Her transdisciplinary work has received grants and awards from Bellas Artes and FONCA. Since 1992, she has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, the USA, and Mexico. Her work is included in various private and public collections, among them The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, Germany.