Take a look back at shawls exhibition
0ur special exhibition, Norwich Shawls, Past Glory, Present Inspiration, drew record numbers of enthusiastic visitors to Norwich Cathedral in 2016. Now you can take a look back at the exhibition through our online catalogue.
The 'Past Glory' of Norwich Shawls was represented by 22 fine examples of Norwich's wonderful textile heritage, and it was a rare opportunity to see these privately-owned beauties. Selected contemporary textile art provided the 'Present Inspiration', with wall-hangings, garments and accessories taking design cues from this rich textile heritage.
View the catalogue slideshow.
Geoffrey Squire Memorial Bursary Award 2019: Details and application forms are now available for this important award which supports research work and study in the field of textiles or costume. Find out more
Exhibitions guide: Quilts, gloves and more - take a look at some of the exhibitions coming up in 2019 around the country. Find out more
Textile demo day: Here is your chance to learn more about wool and silk felting, rag rugs, collage, batik, printing on cloth, and much more. Check our news page.
The Costume & Textile Association is an independent charity seeking to promote the unique costume and textile collection of the Norfolk Museums Service.
Norwich is a fine city whose heritage owes much to the textile industry which brought wealth to the city between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries.
The legacy can still be enjoyed today: Norwich is still enriched by the different styles, culture, architecture and language that can be traced back to the ‘Strangers’ who came from the Low Countries to work in the textile industry.
The Costume and Textile Association (C&TA) is a lively organisation bringing together people who are keen to support and learn more about the history and development of costume and textiles.
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The internationally-recognised costume and textile collection held at the Norwich Castle Study Centre contains some 25,000 items dating from the sixteenth century to the present day.
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