Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and lectures. Enjoy our current series of online workshops here!
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ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Aran Knit – History, Myth & Makers
September 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0
In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art in New York selected a 1940s Aran sweater for an exhibition on the world’s most iconic fashion designs. Join textile historian Vawn Corrigan – author of Irish Aran: History, Tradition, Fashion – as she explores the unique place of the Aran knit within the larger picture of Irish making and identity. If you have a handknit Aran with a story, or another interesting vintage piece such as handmade lace or weaving, please bring it along for a show-and-tell at the end of the presentation.
Suitable for adults and young people aged 12+