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Ilona Kos
Curator, Textilmuseum St. Gallen

In eastern Switzerland, a proto-industry in textile manufacturing developed in the early modern period. After 1750, the production of cotton embroidery accelerated regional industrialization, and St. Gallen became one of the most important producers of machine embroidery in the world. Join Ilona Kos, Textilmuseum curator and co-curator of Threads of Power, as she explores the history of lacemaking and textile collecting in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Ilona Kos is curator at the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland. As an art historian and archaeologist, she studies handicraft and industrial products, especially textiles. She was assistant curator of the Textilmuseum’s exhibition Circus Knie Fashion (2019–20) and co-curator of Material Matters: From Fibre to Fashion (2020–21). Recent publications include her essay “A puzzling cope from Lausanne Cathedral,” published in Velvets of the Fifteenth Century (2020).

Tuesday, September 13, 12:15 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

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