Join us for the first in our new programme of Creative Masterclasses where you can delve deeper into selected areas of the Collection.
First up is an exploration of the Tapestry collection. On Day One, join staff experts and visiting specialists for a series of talks looking at the tapestries and the continued making of tapestries by organisations such as Dovecot Studios.
On Day Two get hands on with master weavers from Dovecot to find out how tapestries are made and create your own mini tapestry.
Friday 30 September
11:00 Arrival and refreshments
11:30 Introduction and Welcome
11:45 Talk 1 – Rebecca Quinton, Research Manager (Art): Tapestries in The Burrell Collection
12:30 Talk 2 – Maggie Dobbie, Textile Conservator: Conserving Tapestries
1:15 Lunch (not provided) and opportunity to visit gallery
2:15 Talk 3 - Helen Wyld, Senior Curator of Historic Textiles, National Museums Scotland
4 - Celia Joy, Dovecot Studios: Scotland’s world-renowned tapestry studio
Saturday 1 October
10:00 Arrival and refreshments
10.15 Practical session with Master Weavers from Dovecot Studios (materials provided)
12.30 Lunch (not provided) and opportunity to visit gallery
2.30 Practical session continues
Friday 30 September: Talks - £45 per person (£36pp concessions)
Saturday 1 October: Creative Masterclass Practical Day - £95 per person (£76pp concessions).