"Archaeological textiles from Northern Europe" lecture in London

The Medieval Dress and Textile Society has announced the topic for its Autumn Meeting to be held October 27, 2007 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.

The topic will be Recent finds & scholarship: Medieval Archaeological textiles in North-western Europe

9.30Doors open

10.00 Introduction

10.15-10.45 Francis Pritchard, The Whitworth Museum & Art Gallery, Manchester University. An enigmatic, late ninth-century ‘shirt’ from the kingdom of Brycheiniog.

10.45 -11.15 Elizabeth Heckett, University College, Cork From rags to riches - a short commentary on Irish archaeological textiles, 7th-16th centuries

11.15 Coffee. Seminar Room 1

11.45 -12.15 Hilary Davidson, Museum of London Archaeological textiles from Latvia

12.15 - 12.45 Henrik Andersson, Livrustkammaren, Stockholm, Dress and Textiles from Sweden

12.45-13.00 Discussion

13.00-14.15 Lunch (not provided)

14.15-14.45 Geoff Egan, Museum of London Approving Lucchese Medieval silks: seals of approval & recent London finds.

14.45 -15.30 Tea. Seminar room 1

15.30 – 16.00 Else Ostergaard, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen Archaeological Textiles from Denmark.

16.00 Discussion

17.00 End of day.

£15 in advance (£20 at the door)
Non-members £25 in advance
Non-members joining at the door £15.00 + membership fee
Students Members- free, non-members £5

For further information contact kwatts@armouries.org.uk