Unlocked: Textiles - Prehistory to Present: European and Indonesian Textiles in Focus

One-day course

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This study day invites you to immerse yourself in textiles, to look at European and Indonesian textiles, both exhibiting a cornucopia of historical textile techniques ranging from medieval Southeast Asian material cultures to 15th century Flemish tapestry.

V&A Academy Unlocked days invite you behind the scenes, bringing you face-to-face with the V&A's extraordinary collections.

This study day begins with a lecture from Dr Lesley Pullen who explores the evidence of textiles on Medieval Javanese sculpture. This is followed by a hands-on study session of textiles from Lesley's private collection providing a rare opportunity to become more familiar with the Indonesian songket, batik and ikat techniques, and by a guided tour by Jennifer Wearden exploring highlights of the V&A’s textiles collections on display in the Medieval and Renaissance gallery.

This Unlocked study day is now sold out, please email courses@vam.ac.uk if you wish to be added to the waiting list for this event, including the event title and date.

This Unlocked study day is designed to complement the 12-week online autumn term course ‘Textiles: Prehistory to 1700’ led by Jennifer Wearden but you do not need to be enrolled on any online course to join an ‘Unlocked’ event.

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V&A Academy Course Director
Jennifer Wearden

In the 28 years Jennifer worked with the Museum’s Textile Collection she curated a V&A exhibition called The European Art of Textiles and authored/co-authored several V&A publications including Samplers, Ottoman Embroidery, Oriental Carpets and Iranian Textiles. More recently, she has been delivering courses on the history of textiles and dress.

I enjoyed all of the sessions... It was amazing to see these fabulous items up close. Previous Unlocked Study Day attendee

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V&A Academy online courses let you tune in to expert lectures live, or catch up on demand; our in-person Unlocked Study Days invite you to delve deeper into course themes, explore the collection and let you design your own hybrid learning experience

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One-day course: Unlocked: Textiles - Prehistory to Present: European and Indonesian Textiles in Focus

30 October 2023


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Open 10.00 - 13.00, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

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