Talk: An Introduction to Needlework in Te Papa’s collection

Join Claire Regnault, Senior Curator of History, for an exploration of the embroidery and stitch work in our collection.

  • When Wed 29 Mar 2017, 10:30–11:30am
  • Where
    Te Huinga Centre, Level 3
  • Cost Public $15, Friends of Te Papa $10 (includes free parking and a 20% discount voucher for Espresso Café)
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Claire’s illustrated talk will begin with the very first piece of needlework gifted to the museum by English donor, Mrs Alec Tweedie.

Find out why the museum's director was baffled to receive such a donation, and why these outstanding examples of historic needlework from the UK were accepted into a primarily scientific and technology focused collection. 

The talk will unlock the stories behind pieces stitched by school girls, soldiers, amateur and professional needlewomen, and artists from the 19th and 20th centuries – and look at how the collection has been used as a rich source of inspiration for students and contemporary textile practitioners.


Book online or phone (04) 381 7051.

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