Behind the Scenes: Antonio Ratti Textile Center and the Department of Textile Conservation
December 13, 2015 at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission,No RSVP required
3:00 pm: Learn about the Museum’s efforts to preserve and present textiles in the twenty-first century at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center and see a live demonstration of embroidery techniques.
The Antonio Ratti Textile Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be celebrating 20 years of service to the international textile community in December. During this time, the department has hosted thousands of classes, as well as individual scholars, designers and students. The past 20 years has also seen the presentation of ground-breaking textile exhibitions, such as Director Thomas P. Campbell’s “Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence;” “Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor;” as well as “When Silk was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles;” “Candace Wheeler: the Art and Enterprise of American Design;” “Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era,” and more recently, “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade 1500-1800,” “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry,” and “Kimono: A History.”
We hope to welcome your research visits in the near future.
Tricia Wilson Nguyen, Thistle Threads
Amelia Peck, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts, and Manager, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, MMA
Janina Poskrobko, Conservator, Department of Textile Conservation, MMA
Melinda Watt, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Supervising Curator, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, MMA
Florica Zaharia, Conservator in Charge, Department of Textile Conservation, MMA
With best regards from the Antonio Ratti Textile Center staff,
Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace, Ph.D.
Eva Holiday DeAngelis-Glasser