Talks & Events

JOSEF FRANK Morning Preview

Friday 27 January / 11am –12.30pm

Come to see JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting on Friday 27 January and immerse yourself in the architect and designer’s world before the exhibition opens to the public.


JOSEF FRANK Meet the Exhibition Curator & Team

Friday 27 January / 1pm (Fully Booked)

See the new exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting before it opens to the public at this talk and panel discussion with the exhibition curator and designer.


Josef Frank – The Unknown Watercolours | Book Signing

Saturday 28 January | 11am to 12.30pm

Meet Ulrica von Schwerin Sievert, author of the stunning new book Josef Frank – The Unknown Watercolours, in person at the Museum on the first day of the Josef Frank Patterns–Furniture–Painting exhibition.


Free* | Josef Frank Curator Tour

Wednesday 1 February / 1pm

Join Dennis Nothdruft, Curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum to see and learn more about the highlights of the exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting


Tartan and Tweed

Thursday 2 February 2017 / 6-8pm

An enlightening talk with authors and journalists Caroline Young and Ann Martin exploring the chequered history of tartan and tweed from their origins in the Scottish Highlands to their reinvention, growing and continued popularity and use in contemporary fashion design, music, art and film.


Free* | Josef Frank Exhibition Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 3 February 2017

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of the exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting


Sarah Campbell: The Business of Textiles

Thursday 9 February / 6–8pm

Do you dream of turning your passion into a creative business? Join Sarah Campbell for an enlightening talk on the business of textiles where she divulges tips and tricks on juggling creative passion and business knowhow.


Fashion Foundation Open Day

Thursday 16 February / 11am–1pm

Come to the Fashion and Textile Museum to meet the London Fashion Foundation Diploma course tutors and discuss whether this is the course for you. This is a great opportunity to meet industry professionals and discuss your experience and aspirations with course leaders.


Dutch Wax Textiles

Thursday 23 February 2017 / 6–8pm

Hear the amazing story of how Dutch and English machine-made copies of Indonesian Batik, destined for the South-East Asian market in 1900, became an unexpected success on the West Coast of Africa.


Neisha Crosland in Conversation

Thursday 2 March / 6–8pm

Join Neisha Crosland in conversation with Fiona McCarthy at the Fashion and Textile Museum as she shares her story as a designer. Neisha Crosland’s distinctive designs for textiles, wallpaper, homes and fashion, have won her international acclaim.


William Morris Textiles: Now and Then

Thursday 16 March / 6–8pm

William Morris’ designs for wallpaper and textiles have remained popular since the late 19th century. Join Jenny Lister, Curator of textiles and fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum to explore why Morris’s approach to design and decoration has such enduring appeal.


Jacqueline Groag Textile Design

Thursday 23 March / 6–8pm

Join us for a colourful talk which explores Jacqueline Groag’s career with reference to her contemporary Josef Frank.


Roger Oates in Conversation

Thursday 27 April / 6–8pm

Meet Roger Oates, the doyen of artistic rugs and runners, at this evening dedicated to chic and colourful flooring.


Free* | Anna Sui Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 31 May 2017

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition The World of Anna Sui.


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