External News

1 April 2015

The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) workshop on:'The Creation, Collection and Care of Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses: Amateurs and Professionals' will take place at the University of Wolverhamptonon 11 June 2015.

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found here.

The programme includes:

Brenda King, Chair - the Textile Society, ‘A big story in a small thing’Vivienne Richmond, Goldsmiths, University of London, ‘Unpicking the History of Disability and Craftwork’

Ann French, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, ‘ “We are doing what seems to me the most scientific way of cataloguing an embroidery collection….” : Reflecting on the collector’s legacy’

Katy May, ‘Revisiting the clothing of Mr and Mrs Tobitt (d.1987)’Kathryn Rogerson, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, ‘The Fairclough project at the Harris Museum: Giving a Farming Costume collection a new lease of life with the help of volunteers’

Shelley Tobin, The National Trust and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, ‘Challenging the un-challenging’

Debra Roberts, Leeds College of Art, ‘Collecting and the collector’

Rebecca Bridgman, Birmingham Museums, ‘A Painted Curtain or Pardeh from Qajar Iran in Birmingham’s collection’

The workshop will be held in room MC331, Millennium City Building, University of Wolverhampton.The fee is £17.For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages. Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.ukInformation about CHORD events can also be found here: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/


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