Leonie Bell & Jonathan Faiers: Tartan – Textile of Royalty and Ruffians
- Tue 22 Aug 12:30 - 13:30
- Baillie Gifford West Court
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National icon; fashion statement; tool of colonialist power: tartan's origins are steeped in symbolism, and fraught with contradictions. As Scotland enjoys a major exhibition about tartan at V&A Dundee, the museum’s director Leonie Bell is joined by consultant curator and fashion academic Jonathan Faiers to discuss the textile’s relationship to clanship, identity, and creativity, as well as tartan as a global phenomenon past and present. Chaired by Sally Magnusson. Get 20% off admission to Tartan at the V&A Dundee with tickets purchased to this event. Go to edbookfest.co.uk/terms-conditions/competition for full terms and conditions.