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Public Event: Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Saturday 20th June, 11am to 3pm. Free

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Paisley shawls. Glasgow’s Stoddard Templeton carpets. Turkey red calico from the Vale of Leven. Ayrshire lace. Cotton spinning in New Lanark. These are just some of the world-famous textile industries of 19th century Scotland. Today is it hard to imagine their global scale or local impact. Why were these textiles so popular? How were they… Continue reading

Centre opens its doors

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by Caitlyn Picard – First Year Student, MPhil Textile Conservation. Open Day. It’s one of the most important days of our academic schedules and this year took place on Wednesday March 18, 2015, with approximately 130 guests visiting the Center for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History (CTCTAH) facilities.            … Continue reading