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Textile Collections of Canterbury Cathedral

Date and Time
14 June 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm
From £6.00

This talk will provide an overview of the textile collections at Canterbury Cathedral, which range from medieval textiles retrieved from an archbishop’s tomb, to frontals still used for covering altars, to church kneelers.

Also featured will be the extraordinary jupon of Edward, the Black Prince (died 1376), which was conserved by the RSN in the 1950s, with a replica made. We will discover how the collections have developed over the centuries, and the role that textiles have had in dressing the buildings and worship of the cathedral.

Please join Cressida and Ariane to discover the particular challenges of caring for textiles in a working church. There will also be case studies of recent conservation projects.

Cressida Williams is Manager of the Archives and Library of Canterbury Cathedral. Ariane Langreder is Book and Paper Conservation Manager at the cathedral and is an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

About this Online Talk

This event is a live online talk at the given date and time. You will need access to a suitable computer (with audio/video), tablet or smartphone device. Please note that after booking, you will receive your personalised Zoom invite via email one or two days before each event.

Attendees Outside the UK

This Talk will run from 7pm to 8:30pm (19:00 to 20:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Supporting the RSN

The minimum requested donation for this talk is £6 per person, but you may donate a higher value of your choosing if you wish. Please note that Gift Aid is only applicable for donations over £6. As a charity, we are very grateful for any support you can give us to put towards the RSN’s essential costs. Thank you.

Event organiser is Royal School of Needlework.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.