Silknow: Revisiting sericulture and silk production in the Spanish Kingdoms, by Dr Ana Cabrera
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Date: Friday 14 May 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public

Part of the series of conferences ‘Silknow & Spain’, devoted to the relations between the Silk Road and Spain and the contemporary uses of silk beyond its textile applications.

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The Instituto Cervantes in Manchester and Leeds, along with the Zurbarán Centre from the University of Durham and the School of Design from the University of Leeds is presenting the series of conferences ‘Silknow & Spain’, devoted to the relations between the Silk Road and Spain and the contemporary uses of silk beyond its textile applications.  This series is part of the Silknow project, an initiative that counts with funding of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Its aim is to develop a research project that will contribute to the conservation, understanding and dissemination of silk heritage in the European context between the 15th and 19th centuries, relating it to the Silk Road and Western European routes.

Dr Ana Cabrera is Director of the Cultural Heritage Institute of Spain since 2020. Previously she was curator of historical fashion at the 'Museo del Traje' in Madrid (2018-2020), Marie S.-Curie Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2016-2018), and curator at the National Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid (2002-2016).

Dr Cabrera’s lecture will be followed by a brief demo of the digital tools developed by the SILKNOW research project, in connection with the subject of the lecture. The presenter will be Mar Gaitán, Research Technician, Universitat de València.

For further information please contact the Instituto Cervantes