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.
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.
- Phone the Friends of Te Papa office on (04) 381 7051 or
- Email the firstname.lastname@example.org
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.