Sunday lecture, 28 April: The history of velvets

Modern silk, pressed velvet from Italy, with a classic, Renaissance-style motif (TRC 2018.2510).

Modern silk, pressed velvet from Italy, with a classic, Renaissance-style motif (TRC 2018.2510).

As part of the TRC’s exhibition about the history and use of velvet, the TRC is presenting a guided tour and a lecture on the history and use of this luxury textile that has bedecked palaces, churches and people for nearly 1000 years.

The lecture will look at velvets from the 15th century to the present day, on the basis of examples that are on display in the exhibition. The lecture/guided tour will be given by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, director TRC and curator of the exhibition.

Date: 28 April 2019. Time: 14.00 - 15.30. Venue: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Costs: 7.50 euro, incl. coffee/tea. Language: Dutch. Number of available places is limited, so advance registration is recommended:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment. Holidays: until 11 August

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59, Stichting Textile Research Centre

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

TRC Gallery exhibition: 5 Sept. -19 Dec. 2019: Socks&Stockings

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