High Tea and Lace Talk

Join the Friends of Te Papa at their popular annual high tea, and hear a talk on the stunning lace exhibited at Splendour.

  • When Mon 21 Nov 2016, 4:00–6:00pm
  • Where
    ICON, Level 2
  • Cost Public $40, Friends of Te Papa $35 (includes high tea, glass of bubbly, and free parking)
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Enjoy a glass of bubbly while lace expert Cathrine Lloyd gives her illustrated lecture ‘The Significance of Lace in French Sartorial Culture from the 17th Century to Contemporary Haute Couture’. She shows how lace offers a unique insight into the history of French culture.

Image of Cathrine Lloyd with lace


Cathrine Lloyd. Courtesy of Cathrine Lloyd

Cathrine’s talk is followed by a fabulous afternoon tea prepared by Executive Chef Bernd Lippmann and his team.

Optional extra, 3.30pm–3.55pm: We invite you to view the lace on display in European Splendour 1500–1800 with curator Justine Olsen.

This annual high tea is always a sell-out event. We provide a seating plan – if you are coming with someone else, let us know and we’ll seat you together.

About Cathrine Lloyd

A love of all things French led avid needlework practitioner Cathrine to complete an MA at Victoria University. Her thesis was about the significance of lace and embroidery in France from the time of Louis XIV to contemporary haute couture.


Numbers are limited – bookings essential.

Follow the green ‘book now’ link at the top of this page. You can also email friends@tepapa.govt.nz or phone (04) 381 7051.

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