Room 58b: Heraldry & Sheldon Tapestries
Room 58b contains a display on heraldry in the 16th century as well as a selection of Sheldon tapestries. William Sheldon set up the first two significant English tapestry workshops producing not only full-scale pieces but also smaller items such as bed valances, cushion covers, book covers and even cuffs for gloves.
Room 47g: Korea
Tranquil green-glazed ceramics, silk embroideries from officials' robes and gleaming boxes inlaid with mother-of-pearl are among the treasures on display here. Made between 500 and 2000 AD, these diverse objects all reflect the love of natural forms that pervades the decorative arts of Korea.
Room 47f: Chinese Export Art
All the items on display in this room were made in China and brought to the West by merchants who went there to buy tea, silk and porcelain and other craft products, as well as spices and drugs. Some are in European shapes and have decoration which comes from European sources.
Room 74: 20th Century, Internationalism & Modernism
This room is divided into three bays. The first includes objects made between 1900 and 1920, a time when appropriate uses for mechanised production were fiercely debated. In the second, internationalism is explored and in the third there are seminal examples of Modernism.
Room 63: A World of Goods 1450–1600
The Edwin and Susan Davies examines how design ideas were exchanged within and outside Europe. Objects, sometimes specifically designed for the Western market, were imported into Europe, and Islamic and Chinese techniques were imitated by European craftsmen.
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.