Friday, May 25, 2012

Annette Gero and Karen Fail talk for the Powerhouse Museum History Week in September

As part of the 'Quilts and Communities Seminar' that is being held as part of History Week at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre, Castle Hill,  Annette Gero and Karen Fail have been asked to talk   about two of the quilts in the Museum's collection that they have studied. The talk will be held on Wednesday the 12th September 2012 at Castle Hill.


Karen will talk about  Aunt Clara's quilt. This beautiful embroidered patchwork quilt is named 'Aunt Clara's quilt' for Mrs Clara Bate (nee Hughes). Family history suggests that Clara worked on the quilt all her life and that its imagery reflects both her daily life and its significant events. See http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=259537 for more details.
Annette will talk about military uniform quilts in the Powerhouse's collection.
The theme for History Week is 'Threads'.

The seminar is a unique event that will be held at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre, 172 Showground Road, Castle Hill. It will look at the power of quilts to mobilise and connect communities and will include a range of professional speakers and case studies. The seminar is perfect for museum professionals working with collections and communities, as well as those interested in textiles and museum collections.

See http://historycouncilnsw.org.au/history/post/how-the-power-of-quilting-connects-communities/ for more details.

Update on booking details: You do need to book for this event for catering purposes and you cannot pay for this at the Powerhouse in Ultimo. There is now a surcharge for credit cards used for admission costs which range from .4% to 2.75% depending on which card you use. See
http://castlehill.powerhousemuseum.com/pdf/events/Connecting_Communities_Seminar_Flyer.pdf
for more details.

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