Unlocked: Textiles: 1600-1800

One-day course

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

The day will begin in the Hochhauser Lecture Theatre with a lecture by the Course Director Jennifer Wearden on the development of botanical art in the 17th and 18th centuries and its influence on textile design. This will be followed by a visit to The Print Room to see textile designs by Anna Maria Garthwaite, an important designer of silk textiles in the first half of the 18th century, and by a walk through the Europe and British Galleries with Dr Silvija Banić, the V&A’s Curator of Textiles.

This Unlocked study day is designed to complement the 12-week online Spring term course ‘Textiles: 1600 - 1800’ led by Jennifer Wearden but you do not need to be enrolled on any online course to join an ‘Unlocked’ event.

V&A Members get priority booking.

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Portrait of V&A Academy Course Director Jennifer Wearden

V&A Academy Course Director
Jennifer Wearden

Jennifer Wearden was Senior Curator of Textiles in the Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion Museum until 2005. With experience of the textile industry in Lancashire and 28 years working with the V&A's textile collection, she has co-authored several popular V&A books and has devised and run highly successful courses on textiles and dress.

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

Bring your learning to life

Being up close with treasured objects from the V&A's collections brings your learning to life. Get precious time with incredible exemplars, as well as with our expert tutors and your fellow learners.

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One-day course: Unlocked: Textiles: 1600-1800

4 March 2024


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