Thursday 29 February 2024, 10:30, Clagett Auditorium
TALK: The Textile Collections of Canterbury Cathedral
In this illustrated talk, Cressida Williams, Archives and Library Manager, and Ariane Langreder, Conservator, will introduce the many and varied textiles held in our Cathedral’s collection. These include vestments, altar cloths, banners, and medieval bags to protect wax seals amongst many other items.
Cressida and Ariane will explain the complexities of caring for these textiles which cover a range of centuries and present the challenges of repair and conservation as well as decisions about when to withdraw an item from use or display.
Tickets: £8 Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, £10 non-members, includes tea and coffee on arrival