Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles

Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles
Visual Arts Department
Goldsmiths College, University of London
High Street
New Cross
London
Greater London
SE14 6NW
England

Website

www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/constance-howard

Items from the Constance Howard collection on the AHDS (Arts and Humanities Data Service) Visual Arts web site

vads.ahds.ac.uk/collections/CH.html

E-mail

connitex@gold.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7717 2210

Fax

0208 919 7673

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The orginal collection was formed in the 1980's and reflected the pedagogic principals of Constance Howard and Audrey Walker, two former Heads of Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Whilst Constance Howard established embroidery as a singular art form, Audrey Walker introduced an interdisciplinary approach to the subject by changing the name of the department from embroidery to textiles. This integrated approach is reflected in the diverse textile collection. Consequently many pieces from the material archive became an essential resource for research teaching and teaching in studio practice.

Venue Type:

Archive

The contents of the material archive is an eclectic, international treasure trove of textiles which are extraordinarily rich in breadth and diversity, ranging from full-scale quilts to tiny fragments of embroidery and lace. There is a special archive of techno-fabrics from Nuno in Japan and donations by ex-graduates from the 1980's and 1990's. We are pleased to announce that the first records from this rich collection have been made available via the AHDS (Arts and Humanities Data Service) Visual Arts web site, along with their other collections at: http://vads.ahds.ac.uk

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Sheila Fraser
  • Francesca Palmer
  • Christine Risley
  • Alicia Felderbaum
  • Saturo Aoyama
  • Michiko Ishikawa
  • f.marquespenteado
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