Colouring the Past

We often think of history in black and white – even the textiles that survive have lost their original shades. But how would our understanding of the past change if we could see it in colour? The research of PhD student Jing Han aims to do just this. By analysing tiny samples of historic textiles, […]

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Archives & Special Collections: Dress and Textiles

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Dress and Textiles and the Value of KE Networks

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Connecting with the past through Dress and Textiles

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Dress & Textiles: Find your perfect fit

It is easy to find patterns in the work we do about Dress and Textiles in the College of Arts. Our research is innovative and exciting; it is colourful and richly textured both literally and metaphorically. We look through archives to uncover the history of dress design and textile manufacturing. We also do more technical […]

Readdressing dress and tackling textiles: conservation, preservation and research in action.

by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) The Dress and Textiles theme is lead by Dr Anita Quye and, as Anita said in her presentation at Industry Day 2013, the college’s Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History is already a shining example of the incredible benefits of collaboration and partnership. Existing partnerships include Glasgow Museums, […]