V&A | The Clothworkers’ Centre |8th Oct

This will open on 8 October 2013 don’t miss it! @V_and_A

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The V&A is creating a new centre for the study, enjoyment and care of its outstanding textiles and fashion collections. Housing over 104,000 objects ranging from small archaeological textile fragments from Egypt to enormous tapestries created for medieval European palaces; and from the latest creations by leading contemporary designers to hoop petticoats from the 1740s, the Clothworkers’ Centre will offer the best possible access to the V&A collections for the many researchers, students and enthusiasts who use them every year.

The Clothworkers’ Centre for Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation is being developed at Blythe House in Kensington Olympia, home to the V&A’s study collections and the Archive of Art and Design. It will open on 8 October 2013 and is being made possible thanks to a generous lead grant from The Clothworkers’ Foundation and further support from many others.

Haworth Tompkins Architects have sensitively designed the Centre within the…

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