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On Demand: Curator Talk - Chintz: Cotton in Bloom


Meet the curators behind the upcoming exhibition Chintz: Cotton in Bloom in this illustrated panel discussion chaired by Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft. Join us as we take an exclusive fist look at images from the exhibition showing some of the 150 examples of this treasured textile, originating from all around the world; from mittens to wall hangings and from extravagant 18th-century sun hats to stylish mourning dresses. 

On the panel were Gieneke Arnolli, former curator of Fashion and textiles, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. As curator of Chintz: Cotton in Bloom Gieneke discussed the collection and conception of this beautiful exhibition and shared some of the history surrounding chintz. Also joining the panel was internationally respected textile expert and author Mary Schoeser, curator of the display Victorian Chintz and its Legacy. Mary offered her illuminating perspective on English Chintz, its development and place in textile history today.  

This is a recording of the online event, Curator Talk: Chintz Cotton in Bloom​​​​​​, which originally took place on 9 April 2021 via Microsoft Teams. 

All our online events are recorded via Microsoft Teams and last around 75 minutes. Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation, followed by an email containing a unique link to stream this recording via YouTube. Please allow 1 hour for the email containing your unique link to arrive. Your Event On Demand will be available to stream for 3 months from the date of your purchase.