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RSN in-house exhibitions & events

Peacocks & Pomegranates -January to July 2016
Peacocks and pomegranates have long been used as motifs on embroidery in a wide range of cultures. Running from January until July 2016, the 'Peacocks and Pomegranates' exhibition will feature pieces from the RSN Textile Collection.  More information here
RSN Collection Study Days - April-June 2016
The RSN will be giving a rare insight to our archived textile collection in a series of Collection Study Days. Normally kept behind the scenes, the pieces offer an unparalleled source of history and inspiration. Each Day includes an introductory lecture and ample opportunity for discussion on textiles research.
     The Study Days will be presented by Dr Clare Rose who is an international expert in the history of dress.  Dr Rose is also the Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies on the RSN Degree Course as well as a lecturer at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Wednesday June 8 - Underwear - 11am-15:30pm

RSN Summer Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace, 5 - 10 July

External Exhibitions & Events
Degree End of Year Show, UCA Farnham 26 May - 4 June
Graduate Fashion Week, Truman Brewery, 5 - 8 June
CREATE! Workshop, Contemporary Hand Embroidery, for 16-19 year olds, Victoria & Albert Museum, 19 August
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be teaching a ‘Contemporary Hand Embroidery’ workshop for 16-19 year olds on 19 August at the V&A museum.  As part of the V&A’s CREATE! programme, attendees will be inspired by the museum’s collections to create their own embellished and embroidered over-sized ‘button’ as a fashion accessory.  With an increasing demand in bespoke fashion accessories, this is a perfect workshop for budding fashionistas and trend-setters who like to stand out from the crowd.  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Click here to book.



1953 Coronation Robe sampler

Contact details

To discuss events, exhibitions and the loan of RSN Collection pieces contact:

E: Jane Hitchinson
T: +44(0)20 3166 6936


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