The Production, Commercialisation and Consumption of Luxury Textiles in Italy and the Burgundian Netherlands c. 1400-1600

 

On Friday the 30th April 2010, the workshop ‘The Production, Commercialisation and Consumption of Luxury Textiles in Italy and the Burgundian Netherlands c.1400-1600’ will be held at the University of St Andrews. Bringing together historians from Britain, Belgium, France and Italy, the workshop aims to examine the changes in the production, trade and use of luxury textiles from the fifteenth to the sixteenth centuries. Italian centres of Lucca and Venice produced numerous silks, damasks and velvets. These luxurious textiles were then imported for sale in the great urban centres of the Burgundian Netherlands.

The workshop will focus on both these areas, considering the many connections that existed between them and the way in which they interacted. In addition, the workshop will exhibit images of medieval and early modern tapestries from the Burrell Collection in Glasgow which has a collection of over 200 luxury textiles. The workshop will take place from 9.00am-5.30pm in Lower and Upper College Hall, St Andrews University.

For more information at this time, please contact:
Dr Katherine Wilson kaw21@st-andrews.ac.uk

or Bart Lambert Bart.Lambert@UGent.be

 

Online registration is now available.