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Gallery Talks by a Curator
Second Tuesday of every month, excluding 26 Dec
11.30 and 2.30
Fine & Fashionable: Lace from The Blackborne Collection
Sat 09 Sep 06 - Sun 29 Apr 07
Fine & Fashionable features one of the world's largest collections of lace. It was put together in the 19th century by the father and son, Anthony and Arthur Blackborne, master lace dealers. Trading from premises in South Audley Street, London, they sold to the fine and fashionable around the world.
This celebration of lace shows more than 200 pieces from The Blackborne Collection, many never before on public view. The Collection has been generously given to the Museum by descendants of the Blackborne Family.
Presented with work by Vivienne Westwood and by British artist Catherine Bertola, the lace is shown with Fine & Decorative Arts from The Bowes Museum and from the V&A. A new generation of design is represented by Northumbria University Fashion Marketing Students, University of Sunderland Glass Department and Cleveland College of Art and Design.
Fine & Fashionable is accompanied by a full-colour, 88-page guide to The Blackborne Collection - available for purchase at The Bowes Museum and on-line. This publication has been made possible from support from the Friends of The Bowes Museum and the Pasold Research Fund.
Part of NewcastleGateshead's world-class programme of festivals and events.