As part of the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s fortieth anniversary celebrations, the world-renowned art historian and director of the National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris (Musée national du Moyen Âge, formerly Musée de Cluny), Dr Élisabeth Taburet-Delahaye will present a public lecture in November about the recent restoration of the magnificent The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries.
The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a series of six wool and silk tapestries created in the 16th century and are considered to be the most important tapestry series woven in Middle Ages Europe.
Featured as part of the National Museum of the Middle Ages collection since 1882, The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries recently underwent an important major restoration and conservation program in 2012 and were installed in a custom designed space opened in the museum in December 2013.
In this lecture, Dr Élisabeth Taburet-Delahaye will discuss the significance tapestries and outline the restoration process by expert textile conservators to restore the tapestries to their former glory.
Date Thursday, 24 November 2016
Time 6.30pm (refreshments on arrival)
Location Australian Tapestry Workshop
Address 262–266 Park Street, South Melbourne
Booking austapestry.com.au or 03 9699 7885
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