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.
Glorious gold: The amazing afternoon brought to us by History Wardrobe when they investigated and recreated the portrait of Adele Block-Bauer as The Woman in Gold. Check our news page.
Make a Quant-style minidress: Inspired by Meridith Towne's March talk, Sewing the 60s? Then get a free minidress pattern from the V&A. Check our news page.
Find out more about costume and textiles: Do you want to find out more about our costume and textile heritage? Here are some resources which may help. Find out more.
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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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