Behind the Scenes Visit to Blythe House: Clothworkers’ Centre with Edwina Ehrman

Thursday, March 8th 2018

Edwina Ehrman, Curator of Fashioned From Nature ( V & A ) will lead an object study session as part of this exciting event. The event takes place from 2pm until 4.30 pm on Thursday March 8 2018. Places are limited so book now! WHERE? Meet at the V&A visitor reception at BLYTHE HOUSE, 23 Blythe Rd, London W14 0HA Please arrive early to sign in, and drop off bags and coats in the lockers provided. WHAT? Join us for a behind the scenes tour of two treasure-filled storage centres at Blythe House. The afternoon will start with a rare tour of the textiles collection in the British Museum’s storage facility, which spans thousands of years and covers the globe. Following this we will go through to the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion. Here we will have an exclusive object study session with Edwina Ehrman, curator of the upcoming V&A exhibition Fashioned from Nature, which looks at the relationship between fashion and the natural world. The study session will be an opportunity to see objects related to the exhibition up close and in detail, while Edwina talks us through these very special objects, and the process of curating a V&A fashion exhibition. We will finish our afternoon with a tour of the Clothworkers’ Centre main storage area, where we will see some of the most beautiful pieces of the V&A Textiles and Fashion collection that are not on display in the Museum. This is a very special opportunity to see inside two of the most exciting collections of textiles and fashion in the world, all in the same afternoon. How do I get there? Blythe House is located close to Kensington Olympia overground station, and is about a 10 minute walk from Barons Court tube station on the Piccadilly and District Lines. How much will it cost? Ticket prices Members/student non-members: £15 Non-members: £18 Student Members: £10 NB Advance booking open now! Places are limited. Maximum number of visitors: 15




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  • Blythe House. Photograph by Philip Vile.
  • A tantalising glimpse into the eighteenth century shoe store at the Clothworkers Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum