Introducing European Embroideries – book launch and talk.

Thursday 25 April, 2024

Curator Rebecca Quinton will give a personal introduction to highlights of the European embroideries held by the Burrell Collection featured in her latest publication _Introducing European Tapestries_.

The Burrell Collection, Glasgow, holds more than 300 European embroideries, which date from the medieval period to the eighteenth century, with works from the seventeenth century being particularly well represented. The embroideries were made in professional workshops and also by skilled amateurs, sometimes as part of girls’ formal education. The collection is wide ranging and of international importance.

_Introducing European Embroideries_ is an accessible exploration over 60 highlights from the collection, which gives an insight into their designs and themes, the techniques used to make them and the historical contexts in which they were created.

Please meet for this talk at the Burrell Collection reception desk.

Dates & Times

The Burrell Collection
Pollock Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT
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Thu 25 Apr 14:00- 16:00

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