CHORD workshop. TEXTILE FRAGMENTS: Incomplete Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses

12 June 2014

University of Wolverhampton


11.00 – 11.30 Welcome, coffee and registration

11.30 – 12.00 Rachel Boak, The National Trust, ‘”A fine lot of old velvet”: the Rothschild taste for textile fragments at Waddesdon Manor’

12.00 – 12.30 Judith Carmel-Arthur, ‘Hannah Gubbay: the fragmentary story of a woman textile enthusiast and collector of significance’

12.30 – 13.00Jacqueline Hyman and Anita Forth, The Textile Restoration Studio, ‘What’s behind your wall? Hidden garments found in Bolton’

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Sarah Jane Kenyon, Adorned In Trimmings

14.30 – 15.00 Lisa Mason, National Museums Scotland, ‘The Design Process: The Bernat Klein Archive, National Museums Scotland’

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee

15.30 – 16.00 Gina Pierce, London Metropolitan University, ‘The influence of the Parker Knoll Company on the textile manufacturing industry, and on the furniture purchasing choices made by the British public, 1930-50’

16.00 – 16.30 Maj Ringgaard, National Museum of Denmark, ‘Stockings from the dump: evidence of professional stocking repairs from early modern Copenhagen’


The workshop will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, Room MC228, Millennium City Building.

The fee is £18

To register, please see  the workshop web-page, available here:

For further information, please e-mail: Laura Ugolini: or   Margaret Ponsonby:


Portion of a hanging, 17th century, W500 © Sandwell Museums


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