Symposium – Textile Matters: Collections

4.Rossbach_AshSplintsRicePaperHeatTransfer-87-8_Wagners_Rhine_Journey11x9x9-475x540Textile Matters: Collections symposium tickets are now available for this years Collection symposium on 3rd May 2013.

For centuries, people have collected things that hold special interest, meaning or cultural significance, or merely satisfy a sense of connectivity to peoples, places or times. Formal collections, both public and private, house remarkable and unique artefacts where provenance can be rare and information scarce. Textiles are particularly precious objects in this context, with some barely surviving the passage of time, whilst others remain as fresh and alive as the day they were last stitched, woven or dyed. These artefacts often carry important meaning in the stories of how and why they got there, the historical or technical insight they provide, or purely as things of fascination to excite, inform and inspire new ideas.

This broad and stimulating day will explore the value, interpretation, celebration and display of world-class collections.


Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department, V&A
Frances Pritchard, Curator (Textiles), Whitworth Art Gallery
Mary Schoeser, Textile historian, curator and writer
Jen Jones, Director, Jen Jones Welsh Quilts & Blankets

In conjunction with ChromeYellow Books, the event will include signings of titles by the speakers, as well as the chance to shop a fantastic range of textile and related titles.

Convened by Tim Parry-Williams, Senior Lecturer Textiles [Woven], Bath School of Art & Design, this is the latest event presented by the new Textile Research Centre at Bath Spa University’s Corsham Court Campus.

Date: Friday 3rd May 2013, 10am – 4pm
Location: Bath Spa University, Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 OBZ
Tickets (to include light lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments):
Full rate £45
Students (NUS registered) £20

Booking (Tickets on sale from Tuesday 16th April – Tuesday 31st April):
Contact: Adele Milton (Bath School of Art & Design, Reception)

Tel: 01225-875533

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Image: Wagners Rhine Journey. Ed Rossbach 1987-8. Courtesy of Bath Spa website

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