Thursday Lates

Thursday Late Nights until 8pm. The Museum is open late on Thursdays during exhibitions with a special programme of events and talks.

Vogue Essentials: Lingerie and Heels

Thursday 23 May | 6–8pm

Join authors Gail Rolfe and Anna Cryer in conversation as they explore the power of high heeled shoes and the evolution of lingerie. Here how they delved into British Vogue’s archive of fashion photos to find the most iconic and game changing styles.

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A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru

Thursday 27 June | 6–8pm

To coincide with the display, A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru, curator Claudia Trosso will give an evening talk on the featured artists, their inspiration and creative processes.

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Thea Porter’s Scrapbook

Thursday 11 July | 6–8pm

Venetia Porter and the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft discuss the intriguing life and work of fashion designer Thea Porter.

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Textile Folk Art

Thursday 18 July | 6pm–8pm

In this Thursday evening talk, artist and author Anne Kelly will discuss her inspiration for her book Textile Folk Art and her unique and inspiring interpretation of folk and naïve art in cloth.

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Bojagi – Korean Textile Art

Thursday 22 August | 6pm – 8pm

Join leading expert Sara Cook for this Thursday Late talk and discover how the traditional textile art of Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths inspired ten years of research into historic practitioners and artists today.

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Cochineal: The Ultimate Red

Thursday 29 August | 6–8pm

This lecture by Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive at Royal School of Needlework, will tell the story of cochineal, its role in textiles and how and why it was one of the most popular dyestuffs.

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