|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / exhibitions|
Chambers Street, Edinburgh
|Tel: (+44) 131 225 7534(voice)
(+44) 131 247 4027 (Minicom)
Fax: (+44) 131 220 4819
Mon to Sat 10am-5pm
from 1 April admission to the Royal Museum and the Museum of Scotland is free of charge.
Textile Treasures: Caring for a Collection
24 November 2001 until 7 April 2002
|the exhibition concentrates
on the large pieces which cannot be show elsewhere very
The exhibition is an opportunity to get out on
display some of the museums
|The conservation of the
pieces will be highlighted, as a very generous donation
was received to help to do the work.
|As an introduction to
amateur needlework of this kind there is a sampler and a
casket of the mid 17th century. The professional
embroiderer is represented by the two panels from Edmund
Harrison's Life of the Virgin, dated 1637. Unusual pieces
are a valance from Iceland, and two altar frontals from
Epirus, Greece, all 18th century.
As a more general introduction to the collection
It is in full colour and shows most of the items which will be in the exhibition plus others. It will be published by NMS Publishing in time for the exhibition. It will be in full colour and the price is £14.99.
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