Quilt, 1850s, Maker unknown, England. Gift of R. Miller, 1963. Te Papa

SOLD OUT - From Global Trade to Domestic Arts: The Spread of Quilt Culture 

Wednesday 14 November 2012,  6.30pm–8pm
TelstraClear Centre, Level 3
Friends of Te Papa $15, public $20 (includes a glass of wine)

Join visiting material-culture specialist Beverly Lemire for an illustrated presentation about the history of the quilt.

Beverly Lemire

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) – one in a series of books about textiles that changed the world.

Beverly is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair at the Department of History and Classics and Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

To register  

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. To book:

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