Tracing the Thread: Collecting Spanish Textiles at the Victoria and Albert Museum with Dr Ana Cabrera- Lafuente
20th February, 2018.
Ana Cabrera, curator at the National Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid and Marie S.-Curie Fellow presents an illustrated lecture about the history of Spanish textile collecting at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The collection includes objects from the Middle Ages up to the nineteenth century, ranging from ecclesiastical vestments to embroidery samplers. These treasures are only now beginning to come to light thanks to new research.