Join us in celebrating the opening of Remaking the Renaissance. On view starting February 7, Remaking the Renaissance offers a fresh take on this iconic period of textile and fashion history. Demonstrating that remaking is an academic and creative research method, this exhibition shows how material loss and survival bias can be overcome through conservation, scientific testing, hands-on experimentation, and material and digital reconstructions. Remaking the Renaissance draws on the significant textile holdings of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and new works from UW researchers, as well as key loans from across UW campus and from the European Research Council-funded Refashioning the Renaissance project.
This public reception will start immediately following the 2024 Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture and will include light refreshments. Remaking the Renaissance was developed with generous support from Susan J. and Harry C. Engstrom as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is ready for the next generation of students and scholars. Additional support comes from the Anonymous Fund.