Calling all quilt lovers!

On Wednesday 14 November 2012 from 6.30 to 8.30pm visiting material-culture specialist Beverly Lemire will present an illustrated lecture on the history of the quilt entitled From Global Trade to Domestic Arts: The Spread of Quilt Culture 1600–1900.

Quilt, 1850s, England. Maker unknown. Gift of R. Miller, 1963. Te Papa

Beverly Lemire has worked with collections at major museums in Canada, the United States, Portugal, Spain, India, and Britain. Her publications include Fashion’s Favourite: The Cotton Trade and the Consumer in Britain, 1660–1800 (1991), Dress, Culture and Commerce (1997), and Cotton (2011) – for Berg Publishers, in the series entitled ‘Textiles that Changed the World’.

With Lesley Miller she co-edited Textile History (2002-2007), the longest-established international journal on the production, consumption, meanings and conservation of textiles and dress. As such she is a certainly a speaker not to miss!

This is a Friends of Te Papa event. Members of the public are also welcome to attend. Register to attend by 5pm, Tuesday 13 November.

Cost: Friends of Te Papa $15, public $20 (includes a glass of wine)

To book:

Quilt, 1700s. Maker unknown. Te Papa

Beverly Lemire From Global Trade to Domestic Arts: The Spread of Quilt Culture 1600–1900 is presented in conjunction with a symposium jointly hosted by MATTER, New Zealand’s only research cluster focussed on material culture research at Massey University and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.


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