What a lovely afternoon we had
at the St Giles Rooms on 22 April,
with several members giving
short talks about a variety of subjects. We were told about dyeing, weaving, tambour beading, friendship with a special lady, being a May Queen and quilting.
Isobel told members about the C&TA resource collection that can be viewed on the gallery pages of this website and all this was topped off with tea and cake.
What’s not to like!
Please note we have 2 new events on our events page;
Costume Detectives for a day
Corsets; Agony and Ecstasy
We were thrilled to receive the
joint 2nd prize in the
BAfM newsletter competition.
Alan Swerdlow, BAfM Regional Coordinator for the Eastern Counties came along to the Castle to present the award and £50 cheque.
Why not take a look at The British Association of Friends Museums (BAfM) website;
Geoffrey Squire Memorial Bursary
Thanks to a generous legacy to the Costume and Textile Association for Norfolk Museums from the estate of the late Geoffrey Squire (1924 -2011), a well-known costume and textile historian and theatre designer, the C&TA intends to award a bursary in his memory. In keeping with his career and lifelong interests, the bursary will be awarded to support research work and study in the field of textiles or costume. See the dedicated page to this bursary on this website.
‘Nelson and Norfolk’.
C&TA are delighted to announce their support for the conservation of a unique textile in the collections of Norfolk Museums’ Service, the Ensign of Le Généreux, given to the City of Norwich by Captain Edward Berry and Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson in 1800.
This huge French Tricolour flag was displayed for nearly a century in St Andrews Hall in Norwich and has not been seen in public since 1905. The flag is very fragile and requires extensive conservation before it can take its place as the centre of a major exhibition at the Castle Museum, ‘Nelson and Norfolk’ which opens on the 29th of July 2017.
The C&TA are making a grant contribution of £5,000 towards the conservation work and are launching a Just Giving campaign to seek donations of a further £5,000. The money will be used to pay for professional conservation and display of the Ensign and will enable Norfolk Museums to pack the flag in more accessible storage so that it can still be viewed after the exhibition has closed in October 2017.
To make a donation please follow this link and please do share his page with your friends and networks!