[re]THINK SILK  Background – part 1

[re]THINK SILK Background – part 1

In the early summer of 2018 Sarah Fee, Senior Curator, Global Fashion & Textiles (Asia and Africa) telephoned me to ask if I would be interested in organizing an exhibition focused the Royal Ontario Museum’s renown Chinese textile collection. Without hesitation,...
Greetings for 4719 – Chinese Year of the Rat

Greetings for 4719 – Chinese Year of the Rat

“Jordie,” © Alice Gur-Arie. All rights reserved www.alicegur-arie.com     Celebrating the Year of the Rat 2020 Alice Gur-Arie’s quest for this year’s image involved a trip to the London Zoo and the subterranean Night Life display, where ...
Cloth Cultures: Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham – report

Cloth Cultures: Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham – report

Nearly 150 textile scholars, students, practitioners, artists and enthusiasts gathered in Toronto, Ontario November 9-11, 2017 for conference Cloth Cultures: Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham. On Day 1 a set of workshops focused on artifacts from the collection of the...