Antonio Ratti Textile Center Workshop Series for NYTM
Melinda Watt, Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and Supervising Curator of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center.
This conversation will highlight some of The Met’s early textile acquisitions: fragments of fabric and ground-breaking 19th-century textile publications.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2:00-3:00pm, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
One of the largest, most technically advanced facilities for the study and storage of textiles in any major art museum, the Antonio Ratti Textile Center reflects The Met's longstanding commitment to collecting textiles, beginning with its first textile acquisition in 1879. The museum's encyclopedic collection of textiles includes examples from all of the world's civilizations—archaeological fragments, tapestries, carpets, quilts, ecclesiastical vestments, silks, embroideries, laces, velvets, and more—dating from 3000 B.C. to the present.