Exhibitions

Exhibitions

'Painting with Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th–19th Century' was the title of a small exhibition (called installation in American parlance) displaying a small selection from the Museum holdings of Chinese tapestries and embroideries. The exhibition ran from late 2014 to the summer of 2015. 

"Scenes from the Life of St. Martin: Franco-Flemish Embroidery from the Met Collection" was the name of a small exhibition organised in 2015 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It showed some fifteenth-century embroideries with scenes from the life of Saint Martin, a fourth century Christian saint, carried out in the or nué technique.

From 20th August until 18th October 2018, the Textile Research Centre in Leiden set up an exhibition of American quilts donated to the TRC by the American collector and quilt specialist, Sherry Cook.

Het Geheim van de Middeleeuwen in Gouddraad en Zijde ('The Secret of the Middle Ages in Gold Thread and Silk') was an exhibition at the Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht (the Netherlands), about the use of embroidery on Catholic liturgical garments from the medieval period. The exhibition was held from 10 April to 16 August 2015.

'Treasures from the Cope Chest' was the title of an exhibition at Lancaster Cathedral (29 June -17 July 2011), which had the subtitle 'An Exhibition of Liturgical Vestments Past and Present'. The exhibition included a wide range of ecclesiastical garments worn by catholic clergy throughout the centuries.

Waddesdon Manor, at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK, houses a collection of more than 15000 works of art and other objects, collected by the Rothschild family. The collection is especially famous for its eighteenth century French porcelain and textiles.

'Well-Dressed Afghanistan' was the name of an exhibition set up at the Textile Research Centre in Leiden, from November 2010 until March 2011.

From September 2013 until March 2014, the Textile Research Centre in Leiden organised an exhibition named 'What is Embroidery?' The exhibition showed a wide range of examples of embroided cloths and garments from all over the world, emphasizing the wide variety of materials, techniques, designs and colours.

“A World of Feathers” is the title of an exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum (Volkenkunde Museum) in Leiden (the Netherlands, click here), open to the public from 14th October 2016 until March 5th 2017.

SA wrote the following personal report:

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