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‘The Appliance of Science: surprising sources for 1950s’ patterns’ Study Day
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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