News from the Warner Textile Archive

Volunteering Blog: Theo

01 Dec 2021 |

I have spent several months volunteering at the Warner Textile Archive; cleaning up the records of the Marianne Straub items in preparation for an exhibition at Braintree Museum. Having recently finished university, I wanted to gain more experience in museum […]

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‘Lunar Rocket’ by Eddie Squires on display via Warner Textile Archive at Cité du Design in France as part of ‘Homo Spatius’ exhibition exploring the link between space travel and design.

01 Dec 2021 |

‘Lunar Rocket’ by Eddie Squires on display via Warner Textile Archive at Cité du Design in France as part of ‘Homo Spatius’ exhibition exploring the link between space travel and design. In collaboration with the National Center for Spatial Studies […]

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Listen to the EIRA podcast to find out more about the University of Essex and Warner Textile Archive research collaboration.

01 Dec 2021 |

Listen to the EIRA podcast to find out more about the University of Essex and Warner Textile Archive research collaboration. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.essex.ac.uk/blog/posts/2021/09/22/the-warner-textile-archive The collaboration between the University of Essex and the Warner Textile Archive was supported by Enabling Innovation: […]

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Warner Textile Archive supports London’s Fashion and Textile Museum in internationally important exhibition

12 Jul 2021 |

The Warner Textile Archive is pleased to announce an important collaboration with the Fashion and Textile Museum, based in London, on a major exhibition charting the history of chintz. From 18th May 2021 until 12th September 2021 two items from […]

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Warner Textile Archive & University of Essex join forces to unlock archive potential

11 Feb 2021 |

Thanks to a generous grant from EIRA (Enabling Innovation: Research to Application) who support innovation in the East of England by providing businesses with access to academic expertise, the Warner Textile Archive is now able to explore the potential of […]

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News from the Archive

09 Apr 2020 |

Archive Closure Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Archive is currently closed and will remain so until the Government advise it is safe for Museums to open again. This closure has meant we have had to cancel our programme of […]

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Women’s History Month: Ann Warner and her legacy

07 Mar 2020 |

In 1839, tragedy struck as Benjamin Warner died. At the point of his death, Warner managed the family business making loom harnesses and as an engineer for Jacquard Looms. His wife, Ann, stepped in after Warner’s death and took over […]

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Warner Fabric Collection featured in House & Garden Magazine – February 2020

11 Feb 2020 |

Two Warner Archive Collection prints make an appearance in February’s issue of House and Garden magazine.  Tara Craig chose ‘Nathalie’ and ‘Flora’ for the ottoman and quilted eiderdown in her beautiful Chelsea flat, photographed by David Lovatti.

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Christmas Presents that Support a Cause – English Home Magazine, December 2019

11 Feb 2020 |

Our lovely collection of Archive tea towels were featured in December’s issue of ‘English Home’ as one of their selections for Christmas presents that support a cause! You can  discover our full range of Archive gifts in our online shop.

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Enid Marx and Utility Textiles

04 Feb 2020 |

On 1 September 1939, France and the United Kingdom declared war on Germany following their invasion of Poland. By the end of 1945, six years after war was declared, the conflict had spanned across the globe, and resulted in the […]

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