‘Textiles as Art; Textiles in Art’ – The Medieval Dress and Textiles Society Conference 2018

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Date(s) - Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saint Stephen's Church Hall


‘Textiles as Art; Textiles in Art’

Saturday 21April 2018 11.00am–5.30pm, preceded by the AGM of the Society at 10am

St Stephen’s Church Hall, 48 Emperors Gate, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 4HJ


Speakers and topics:

Byzantine silks (4th-15th centuries): art, autocracy, theocracy and image of Empire
Anna Muthesius, University of Cambridge

Tapestry-woven ornaments adorning woven-to-shape tunics in Egypt during the mid-7th to 9th centuries AD

Frances Pritchard, formerly Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

An Offering Made by a Queen: ‘Veil’ from the Shrine of Saint Simeon in Zadar

Silvija Banić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Sackcloth, Scraps, and Stitching in Franciscan Art

Cordelia Warr, University of Manchester

Fashioning Death and Commemoration

Cecilia Voss, Bowes Museum and University of Glasgow, & Daniel Oliver, University of Glasgow

Dressing a Dynasty – Renaissance Fabrication of Medieval Royal Attire

Sidsel Frisch, The National Museum of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen

Reconstructing Queen Elizabeth’s Hardwick petticoat

Ninya Mikhaila, The Tudor Tailor

Speaking Stitches, Laughing Flowers – uncovering hidden messages in the floral embroidery worn by Queen Elizabeth I in the ‘Rainbow’ Portrait at Hatfield House

Natalie Walker, University of Hertfordshire




Prices include refreshments and buffet lunch

Ticket Price £45


Textiles in Art

If you prefer, you may also purchase tickets from ticketing secretary Carole Thompson – please send payment and SAE to: 9 Fairthorn Road, Charlton, London, SE7 7RL