Brighton Museum ran a textiles study day for peers in partnership with the Museum Ethnographers Group in September 2017. The day consisted of presentations about various collecting aspects of the project and a hands-on session exploring new material acquired alongside historic textiles from Brighton Museum’s collection. Speakers included Malika Krammer, Ewe weaving specialist and Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Discussion was supported by Collecting Panel members Nicola Stylianou, Edith Ojo and Tshepo Skwambane who provided detailed insight into the new acquisitions. The event attracted a wide range of participants from the UK and Europe, and provided an opportunity for curators, researchers, practitioners, and conservators to explore the material together, to share skills and gain knowledge and insight.
Catherine Elliott Weinberg, PhD, African heritage researcher and study day participant, wrote a review of the day on Brighton Museum’s world art Tumblr.