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Silk faille cocktail dress, 'Ecarlate' ('Scarlet'), designed by Christian Dior, Paris, autumn/winter 1955-6. T.25-2007. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion

The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion is located at Blythe House, at Olympia in West London. The aim of the Clothworkers’ Centre is to provide the best possible access to the Museum’s outstanding collection of textiles and fashion in a relaxed and peaceful environment.

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Iranian Textiles

Iranian Textiles

The Victoria and Albert Museum has an unrivalled collection of Iranian textiles from the first half of the nineteenth century. There are over 900 exam…

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - Clothworkers’ Centre: Indian Textiles

Thu 29 October 2015 14:30–16:00

Co-curator Rosemary Crill will show and discuss a range of textiles reflecting the variety and virtuosity of the pieces in the exhibition, including seventeenth-century trade
embroidery, Kashmir shawls and woven silks.

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