Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
International scholars explore the impact of the burgeoning textile trade in the early modern period, focusing on specific aspects of how trade textiles influenced global economics, social history, and design aesthetics.
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800.
This symposium is made possible in part by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.
Above: Coverlet (detail), 16th century. Chinese. Silk, gold-wrapped silk. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1975 (1975.208d)
Free with Museum admission