Lecture: Beverly Lemire on the spread of quilt culture 1600–1900

On Wednesday 14 November 2012 visiting material-culture specialist Beverly Lemire will present an illustrated lecture at Te Papa in Wellington entitled From Global Trade to Domestic Arts: The Spread of Quilt Culture 1600–1900.

Beverly Lemire has worked with collections at major museums in Canada, the United States, Portugal, Spain, India, and Britain. Her publications include Fashion’s Favourite: The Cotton Trade and the Consumer in Britain, 1660–1800 (1991), Dress, Culture and Commerce (1997), and Cotton (2011) – for Berg Publishers, in the series entitled ‘Textiles that Changed the World’.

With Lesley Miller she co-edited Textile History (2002-2007), the longest-established international journal on the production, consumption, meanings and conservation of textiles and dress. As such she is a certainly a speaker not to be missed!

This is a Friends of Te Papa event. Members of the public are also welcome to attend. Register to attend by 5pm, Tuesday 13 November.

Time: 6.30 to 8pm, Level 3, Te Papa
Cost: Friends of Te Papa $15, public $20 (includes a glass of wine)

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Beverly Lemire From Global Trade to Domestic Arts: The Spread of Quilt Culture 1600–1900 is presented in conjunction with a symposium jointly hosted by MATTER, New Zealand’s only research cluster focussed on material culture research at Massey University and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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