Thursday, October 9th
Location: Le Louvre des Antiquaires
2 Place du Palais Royal, 1st Arrondissement (directly across the street from the Louvre Museum).
Tel: Laurence Jantzen

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Registration and Exhibition
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception and Exhibition


Registration will take place at the Front Desk located on the Ground Floor of Le Louvre des Antiquaires as you enter at 2 Place du Palais Royal.

The Welcome Cocktail Reception and Exhibition, “Les Cannes d’Art Populaire en Europe du XVII au XX Siecle”, will be held in the Exhibition Hall on the First Floor, next to the café at Le Louvre des Antiquaires.

• If you will be arriving after 7pm, the main entrance at 2 Place du Palais Royal will be closed. Please use the door at 151 Rue St.-Honore, Porte Canabas, which is around the corner on the north side of Le Louvre des Antiquaires.

Friday, October 10th

Location: Les Salons du Louvre
66 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1st Arrondissement (approximately a 10 minute walk north from Le Louvre des Antiquaires).

9:30 am – 12:30 pm Lectures and Presentations
(most lectures will be in French with simultaneous translation into English via headsets)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch at your leisure
There are a number of dining options very close to the Salons de Louvre. Note that there is a short time span for lunch.

“Buy, Swap, and Sell Canes” space will be provided.

Because there will be limited display space at the “swap”, please indicate if you intend to bring canes to sell or swap and the number of canes you will be bringing. Email Peter Robinson.

Also, please note if the canes sold or swapped are of exotic materials (ivory, whale, tortoise, etc) and require CITES ( if they are to be sent outside the EU), then each seller is responsible for obtaining the CITES for the buyer as well as mailing the purchases.

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Lectures and Presentations


Programming for the Conference concludes at 5:30pm. Dinner is at your leisure. Please consult the website for a selected list of recommended restaurants within a short walking distance from both Le Louvre des Antiquaires and Les Salons du Louvre. If you need further information, contact Committee members Tish Robinson, Laurence Jantzen or Jacob Portengen. It is highly recommended to reserve restaurants ahead of time.

Saturday, October 11th

Location: 37 Quai Branly, 7th Arrondissement

10:00 am – 12:00 noon Guided Tour of the Quai Branly Museum


Laurence Jantzen has arranged to have three groups of 20 guests each receive a guided tour of the new Quai Branly Museum. To participate in this tour email Peter Robinson to reserve a place in one of the guided tours as soon as possible.

Location: Les Pavillons de Bercy
53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 12th Arrondissement

7:00 pm – 12:00 midnight
(breakdown of events listed below)
Cocktail attire, coat and tie for gentlemen.
Please plan to arrive at the Gala on your own; bus transportation will be provided for the return trip to Le Louvre des Antiquaires.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
8:30 pm
9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
Cocktail Reception and Preview of Auction Canes.
Auction called by Ghislaine Kapandji.
Dessert Buffet, Dancing with C. Jaser Quartet
First Bus leaves for Le Louvre des Antiquaires


Les Pavillons de Bercy is located east of the center of Paris, approximately 20-30 minutes from Le Louvre des Antiquaires by taxi. Complimentary bus transportation has been arranged to Le Louvre des Antiquaires at the end of the event, beginning at 10:30pm, with the last bus leaving the Gala at midnight.

Sunday, October 12th

Location: To Be Announced.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Closing Business Meeting


The purpose of this meeting is for the organizing committee to provide a preliminary final report, discuss future conferences, and closing remarks. All participants are welcome to attend, in particular those who are interested in supporting and working on the next conference. Please let us know if you plan to attend this meeting when you register on Thursday, October 9.