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Events, visits and workshops for 2017 - *New events added*

Textile Group Forum 2017

The 2017 forum will be held on Monday 27th March at the Assembly Rooms in Bath (home to the Fashion Museum).

The ticket includes attendance at a full day of 10-20 minute presentations plus posters, lunch and other refreshments including an early evening drinks reception, exclusive free access to The Fashion Museum from 18.30 - 20.30, and postprints (electronic version).

For more details, including a programme for the day, and to book tickets please visit the eventbrite link. Further information is also on the main Icon events page. 


Behind-the-scenes at Knole 

May 2017

Cost TBC

Location: Knole, Sevenoaks

Join Heather Porter, Senior Upholstery Conservator at Knole for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new conservation studios and facilities, followed by a guided walk around the house to highlight ongoing projects in the conservation of the house and its interiors.

The visit will begin at 10:30am and last for approximately 2 hours. Attendees are then invited to stay for lunch, which can be purchased from the Brewhouse café on site.

Attendees will then be free to explore the rest of the house and gardens for the remainder of the day. Please note that due to ongoing refurbishment works, only half of the house is open to the public at this time.

The fee for the event will include entry to the house and gardens. The date and price will be added shortly.


Studio Open Day: May Berkouwer Textile Conservation & Tours

Friday 30th June

Cost TBC

Location: Sudbury, Suffolk

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of May Berkouwer Textile Conservation, the studio is throwing open its doors to visitors. Following a chance to see current projects in the studio, attendees will be given a guided tour of nearby Richard Humphries Weaving Studio; and a guided tour of Gainsborough House.

Further details to follow.


Meeting in the Middle: Upholstery Conservation – A joint Textiles Group & Furniture Group Workshop

September 2017 TBC

Cost TBC

Location: Knole, Sevenoaks

​More information will be added in the next couple of months.