Talks at the Warner Textile Archive

 To reserve your place on one of our talks please contact us on 01376 557741.

The Appliance of Science: surprising sources for 1950s’ patternsStudy Day

appliance-of-scienceDate: Tuesday 4th July
Time: 10am – 2pm
Course Leader: Mary Schoeser and Kate Wigley
Cost: £20

The Festival of Britain (FoB) was an exhibition that celebrated the country’s innovations in architecture, design, and science. Especially for this event, the Design Council created a Festival Pattern Group, which brought together a range of manufacturers who were asked to develop products inspired by crystallography; Warner designers Marianne Straub and Alec Hunter were part of the Group. Join us to explore the FoB project with a fascinating talk by textile historian, Mary Schoeser, followed by a visit in our collections store with Archivist Kate Wigley to see examples of the textiles.

All talks take place at:
Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree CM7 3GB

Archive doors open 15 minutes ahead of the talk’s start time.
Free parking is available adjacent to the Archive for a limited number of vehicles. Alternatively, we are a five minute walk from Braintree Town railway station and Braintree Bus Park.

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