Textiles Summer Seminar


  • 4pm (BST)

  • Online

Chemistry and Colour: Interdisciplinary Analysis of English and Scottish Renaissance Textiles

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation with two University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland researchers, chemist Edith Sandström and textile historian and curator Helen Wyld. They will discuss how chemical analysis of textile materials can enhance the historical interpretation of Scottish and English Renaissance textiles. Edith will share her development of dye analysis processes which, sympathetic to the conservation needs of museum collections, provide an insight into the make-up of dyes used. Helen will share her recent research into the Mortlake tapestries and explain the curatorial implications and applications of this new kind of information.

The event will be hosted on Collaborate, 4pm (BST) 20 May 2021.