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Chinese Embroidery Conservation

Gallery 1C03


Chinese Embroidery

Anonymous (Chinese), Untitled (Garden Court Scene), late 19th/early 20th century, silk thread on silk, 31” x 126”. Collection of The University of Winnipeg. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Williams.

Art Conservation Demonstration: Friday, December 2 at 12:30 p.m. in Gallery 1C03

This December, Gallery 1C03 will serve as a lab for the restoration of a large Chinese embroidery that is part of the University's art collection. Stop by the Gallery on Friday, December 2 at 12:30 p.m. to learn how textile conservator Jose Milne is cleaning and repairing this special piece. It's also an opportunity to see the artwork up close and personal as it is typically displayed behind a glass case. In addition, Gallery visitors will learn about the provenance of the embroidery -- how did it get here? -- as well as ideas about the narrative shown in the work.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03
1st floor, Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204.786.9253