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Senior Curator – The Fabric of India Exhibition.

Floor spread of resist-dyed and mordant dyed cotton, Mughal, possibly made in Burhanpur, late 17th century-early 18th century, IM.69-1930. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Name: Rosemary Crill

Role: Senior Curator – Indian Textiles Exhibition

Research Interests

I am interested in Indian textiles; Rajasthani painting.

Selected Research Outputs (Exhibitions)

‘The Indian Portrait, 1560-1860’ (co-curator with Kapil Jariwala), National Portrait Gallery, London, March-June 2010.
Indian Textiles, V&A Sept 2015-Jan 2016

Books and exhibition catalogues

Marwar Painting: A History of the Jodhpur Style. Mumbai, India Book House, 1999.

Indian Embroidery, London, V&A, 1999.

Trade, Temple and Court: Indian Textiles from the Tapi Collection (co-author with Ruth Barnes and Steven Cohen), Mumbai, India Book House, 2002.

Arts of Mughal India. Studies in honour of Robert Skelton (co-editor with S.Stronge and A.Topsfield). Ahmedabad, Mapin, 2004.

Textiles from India: the Global Trade (editor), Seagull Books, 2005.

The Making of the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, [co-editor with Tim Stanley], London, V&A, 2006.

Chintz: Indian textiles for the West. London, V&A Publishing, 2008.

The Indian Portrait 1560-1860 (co-editor with Kapil Jariwala and co-author), National Portrait Gallery, London and Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 2010.

British Asian Style: fashion & textiles/past & present (co-editor with C. Breward and P. Crang and co-author), London V&A Publishing, 2010.

Articles

‘Dress and textiles in Waterhouse’s photographs’ in:  John Falconer, ed. ‘The Waterhouse Albums. Central Indian provinces’. Ahmedabad, Mapin Publishing and New Delhi, The Alkazi Collection of Photography, 2009.

‘Aspects of South Indian Painting: three paintings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London’ in A. Dallapiccola, ed, ‘Indian Painting: the lesser-known traditions.’
New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2011.

‘Embroidery in Kashmir shawls’ in S.Cohen, ed., ‘Kashmir shawls: the TAPI Collection.’
Mumbai, The Shoestring Publisher, 2012.

‘Seven Yogis, a Dog and a Banyan Tree: The long journey of a Rajasthani composition’, in Mahesh Sharma and Padma Kaimal eds., ‘Themes, Histories, Interpretations. Essays in Honour of B.N.Goswamy’.  Ahmedabad, Mapin Publishing, 2013.

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Event - Curator Talk: The Fabric of India

Fri 02 October 2015 15:00–16:00

Join curators Rosemary Crill and Divia Patel as they discuss their ‘The Fabric of India’ exhibition, which explores the country’s rich tradition of handmade textiles, with pieces on show dating from the third century to today’s cutting-edge fashion.

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