ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions


forthcoming exhibitions:
current Exhibitions:
  • 26 October to 10 February 2019 Spitzen der Gesellschaft. Die Sammlung historischer Spitzen des Textilmuseums St. Gallen, Textilmuseum St. Gallen - Vadianstrasse 2 - CH-9000 St. Gallen, SCHWEIZ - - mit Buchpublikation Historische Spitzen, die Leopold Iklé-Sammlung im Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Oktober 2018 - ISBN: 978-3-89790-533-7
    Die Ausstellung „Spitzen der Gesellschaft“ widmet sich historischen Spitzen aus der Zeit von 1500 bis 1800. Die kostbaren Textilien, die über viele Jahrhunderte den obersten Gesellschaftsschichten wie Adel und Klerus vorbehalten waren, kamen einst als Vorlagen für die boomende Ostschweizer Textilindustrie in den Besitz des Textilmuseums, das heute über eine international bedeutende Spitzensammlung verfügt.
  • 29 April to 29 February 2019 Dresses – 250 Jahre Mode in der Schweiz - Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, Museumstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen, SCHWEIZ,
    Die Ausstellung stellt Mode-geschichte vor und wirft gleichzeitig einen Blick in die Zukunft: Die Schweizerische
    Textil-fachschule hat sich von den historischen Kleidern zu neuen innovativen Kreationen inspirieren lassen – ein Beitrag der Next Generation.
  • ab 29 April 2017. Fabrikanten & Manipulanten - eine Ausstellung zur Ostschweizer Textilgeschichte
    Textilmuseum St. Gallen ,
    Vadianstrasse 2, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland, +41 (0)71 228 00 10, -

links to modern textile artists:

links to Museums and Exhibitions:



Germany, Saarland, Austria:

Great Britain:

Netherlands, Belgium:

  • 28 September 2018 to 24 February 2019. Soft. Tactile Dialogues (Modern Textile Art) - Museum of Costume and Lace, Rue de la Violette 12, B – 1000 Bruxelles -
  • Permanent exhibition: Textiellab, TextielMuseum, Goirkestraat 96, NL-5046 GN Tilburg.
  • embroidery artist Tilleke Schwarz, - e-mail:
  • Mode Museum Provincie of Antwerp – MoMu, Nationalestraat 28, B – 2000 Anvers, Tel. (+32) 3 470 2770,
    MuMo is closed for renovation
    and will reopen in Autumn 2020.
    During the renovation the museum building is closed for the public.

Scandinavia, Norway, Denmark, Finland:

  • Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary:

    • Contextile 2018, International Contemporary Textile Art Biennial in Guimaräes, Portugal
    • At Giancarlo Sponga’s request, in loving memory of his late wife fiber artist Maria Luisa Sponga, the Arte&Arte Association is launching again the Sponga Award -worth 3.000 €- to support a young contemporary fiber artist or researcher under 35. Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2018. +info

    Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic:

    • Identitate / Identity, 6th International Textile and Fibre Art Riga Triennial
    • Virtual exhibition, Costumes of Russian Emperors and Empresses from the Moscow Kremlin funds Virtual exhibition, Moscow Kremlin Museums
      The display is organized according to a chronological principle and presents precious items from the epoch of Peter the Great to the time of the last Emperor Nicholas II.
      The purpose of the project was to show the highlights of the Kremlin collection, especially the fashionable secular dresses in European and Russian styles, which were intended to be used during coronation ceremonies.

    Slovakia, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine:

    • until February 2019. Safavid Carpets from the Mahan Shrine (Sarajevo Fragments) - National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegowina, Zmaja od Bosne, BA – Sarajevo 71000,

    Thailand, Japan, China:




    • 18 September to 10 March 2019. Designing Women - Melbourne
      National Gallery of Victoria,
      180 St. Kilda Rd., Southbank, AUS – Melbourne VIC 3006, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Tel. (+61) 3 8620 2222,
      Spanning nearly 40 years, from 1980 to 2018, Designing Women highlights the ongoing role of female designers as a dynamic and critical force in shaping contemporary design culture. From fashion design, contemporary jewellery, and product design, to architecture and digital innovation, Designing Women draws from the NGV Collection to showcase over 50 significant works of design – across diverse creative fields – all united by their female authorship.

    USA, Canada, Southamerica, Mexico:  

    • 4 December to 4 May 2019 Fabric In Fashion - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology - Seventh Avenue at 27 Street - New York City 10001-5992, USA -
    • 10 October 2018 to 26 May 2019. BEADS, THEY'RE SEWN SO TIGHT - Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2H5, Canada -,-they-re-sewn-so-tight
    • 27 June 2018 to 31 March 2019. Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making - Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, CA – Toronto ON M5G 2H5, Tel. (+1) 416 599 5321, -
      At its core, Crosscurrents considers how textiles old and new stimulate the sharing of new knowledge and insights. The histories of many objects are harboured within the communities in which they were made. To reveal them, we have reached out to makers, family members, historians and artists to share their perspectives and knowledge, and summoned their collective voices.

    different countries

    - MAK, Vienna, Austria,
    - Institut für Konservierung und Restaurierung
    Universität angewandte Kunst, Salzgries 14 / 3. Stock, 1010 Wien,
    Regina Knaller, Textilrestaurierung,
    - Brussles
    - Victoria and Albert Museum, London:
    - Fashion Museum, London:

    - The Bowes Museum:
    - the Whitworth Art Gallery:
    - Royal school of needlework
    - Finland,
    - contest Vauvers, Nîmes, France:
    - Musées des Tissus, Lyon, France:
    - Mulhouse:
    - Musée Galliera, Paris:
    Website by the collectors Josiane and Daniel Fruman:
    Bad Gandersheim,
    - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
    - Berlin fashion netwerk:
    - Burg Giebichenstein, fashion exhibition:
    - Hamburg:
    - Deutsche Stickgilde e.V: die heisse Nadel:
    - Frankfurt a.M.:
    - Kassel:
    - Krefeld, Germany, Haus der Seidenkulturen,
    - Leipzig, Grassimuseum:
    - Munich:
    - Stuttgart, Germany (new fashion museum):
    - Nafplio, Greece:
    - Benaki in Athens:
    - Prato: -

    - Riga:
    - Tilburg:
    - Amsterdam:
    - Frisian museum in Leeuwarden:
    Exhibitions of Tilleke Schwarz:
    see her homepage: and more information:

    - Lodz:
    - Stockholm:

    USA, Canada:
    - Bard Museum, New York, USA, -
    FIT New York:
    Metropolitan Museum New York, USA,
    Textile Museum, Washington
    - USA
    - USA
    - Fiberarts magazine:
    - Cora Ginsburg, New York:
    - Toronto Canada,
    -Musée des Ursulines, Quebec, Canada
    Musée du costume et du textile du Québec (MCTQ, 349 rue Riverside
    - Saint-Lambert, Québec - J4P 1A8

    Surface Design:

    see also online exhibitions:

    see also permanent exhibitions:



    • Long term exhibition. The Bauhaus Collection: new presentation, Bauhaus Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung, Klingelhöferstr. 14, D-10785 Berlin.
    • from 22 November 2014 reopening Kunstgewerbemuseum SMB, The museum at the Kulturforum Tiergartenstrasse 6, D – 10785 Berlin - Europäische Mode von 1700 bis heute (La mode européenne de 1700 à nos jours / “European Fashion from 1700 to the Present”) (catalogue)
    • from 23 March 2013 Christentum im Mittelalter (Osterteppich aus Kloster Lüne) Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Steintorplatz 1, D – 20099 Hamburg. Tel.: (+49) 40 428 134 880 -
    • Tuch + Technik, Neumuenster, Germany
    • "Haus der Seidenkultur", The historic weaving mill of Hubert Gotzes in Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany
    • Kleiderwechsel. Frauen-, Männer- und Kinderkleidung des 18. bis 20. Jahrhunderts, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuernberg, Germany

    France, Italy, Spain:

    • Permanent exhibition: La dame à la licorne et autres tapisseries (The Lady of the Unicorn and other tapestries). Musée du Cluny, Musée National du Moyen Âge, 6 place Paul Painlevé - 75005 Paris, Tel. + 33 0153737800,
    • from 21 October 2011 renewed presentation of the treasure of the cathedral of Le Puy en Velay, France. It now comprises the Fruman-Cougard embroidery collection. See also publication: Josiane and Daniel Fruman, Le trésor de la cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay, Albin Michel, 2010
    • from 6 October 2017. Museo del Tessuto e della Tappezzeria "Vittorio Zironi" - Via di Casaglia, 3 , I-40135 Bologna, Italy,
    • Permanent exhibition, Museo de la Alhambra. Hispanic Muslin Fabrics. Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada. Tel. +34 958 02 79 71.
    • Permanent exhibition. Museo de telas medievales (Medieval Fabrics Museum). Calle de los Compases s/n. 09001 Burgos. Tel. +34 947 201630.

    Northern Europe:

    • from January 2015 ARTAPESTRY 4. Rovaniemi Art Museum, Korundi House of Culture, Lapinkävijäntie 4, F – 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland -
    • Permanent: Power of Fashion - 300 years of Clothing, Nordiska Museet, Textilgalleriet, Djurgardsvagen 6-16, S-11593 Stockholm,
    • Block Prints from the Indus Valley - Textiles collected by Lisette Kampmann in the 1980s, the David Collection, Kronprinsessegade 30, DK-1306 Copenhagen K -
    • Permanent exhibition 400 years' history of fashion and textiles, Designmuseum Danmark, Bredgåde 68, DK-1260 København K
    • Permanent exhibition Craft - A Touch of Life, Suomen käsityön museo, Kauppakatu 25, FIN-40100 Jyväskylä
    • Permanent exhibition Dress with Pride, Suomen käsityön museo, Kauppakatu 25, FIN-40100 Jyväskylä.

    Eastern Europe:

    • permanent exhibition, Golden Age of Pomerania. Art on the court of dukes of Pomerania in 16th and 17th cent.
      The most important for the history of costume is a collection of vestments and jewels taken from the graves of dukes of Pomerania. All of them underwent a thorough conservation.
      The very good and lovely catalogue was published together with the exhibition (bilingual Polish – German). It is possible to buy it in the Museum.


    • Reopening 12 December 2014. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 East 91st St., USA – New York, NY 10128
      Tel (+1) 212.849.8400
    • Reopening 21 March 2015 The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW, USA – Washington DC 20052, Tel (+1) 202 994 5200 ( - The Textile Museum is joining forces with the George Washington University to become the cornerstone of a new museum on GW’s main campus in Foggy Bottom. Exhibitions and programs will be presented to the public in a custom-built, approximately 46,000-square-foot museum building located at G and 21st Streets NW, bearing the names of both The Textile Museum and the George Washington University Museum.


    • THE MUSEUM OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY; THE SOOKMYUNG WOMEN´S UNIVERSITY MUSEUM; The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University

    past Exhibitions 2019:
    • 2 September 2018 to 5 January 2019. Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology - Special Exhibitions Gallery - Seventh Avenue at 27 Street - New York City 10001-5992 (USA) -
    • 2 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. Contemporary Muslim Fashions - de Young museum - Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive - San Francisco, CA 94118 (USA) -
    • 5 July to 6 January 2019. Luxus in Seide. Mode des 18. Jahrhunderts, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Kartäusergasse 1, D-90402 Nürnberg, Germany, Telefon: +49 (0)911 / 1331-0
      Ein neu erworbenes Seidenkleid zeigt die seltene Schnittform einer Taillen-Andrienne, eines bodenlangen, einteiligen Kleids mit betonter Taille und weiter Rückenfalte, eine damals hochmodische Sonderform der "Robe à la française“. Erstmals wird es ab 5. Juli 2018 öffentlich zu sehen sein, wenn es im Zentrum der Sonderausstellung „Luxus in Seide“ steht.
      Mit insgesamt 100 Exponaten, darunter hochkarätige Leihgaben aus Privatbesitz, bietet die Ausstellung einerseits einen faszinierenden Einblick in den Kleiderluxus des 18. Jahrhunderts, der auch bürgerlichen Schichten zugänglich war. Andererseits versteht sie sich explizit als „Work in Progress“, was die vermutliche Auftraggeberin von Kleid und Reifrock betrifft, und thematisiert verschiedene aktuelle Fragestellungen der historischen Textil- und Kleidungsforschung, die erst durch weitere Analysen in einen breiten kulturgeschichtlichen Kontext eingeordnet werden können.
    • 9 June to 6 January 2019 Haute Dentelle – Designer Lace - Cite de la dentelle et de la mode (Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais) - 135, quai du Commerce - F-62100 CALAIS

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