Archive Stories with Donna Claypool

Part of Heritage Open Days

Saturday 14th September, 2pm - 5pm

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

As part of Heritage Open Days 2024, join Donna Claypool for a free talk on the importance of Bolton Museum’s extensive pattern book collection, and her journey from Manchester Craft and Design Centre to Programme Leader in Textiles and Surface Design at the University of Bolton.

Donna will explore the importance of Bolton Museum’s extensive pattern book collection, complete with original artworks, and translate this archive into human experience. Throughout the talk, you will learn about Donna’s journey from designer-maker at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre to Programme Leader in Textiles and Surface Design at the University of Bolton.

Donna’s PhD highlights the significance of the Joseph Johnson collection a Bolton-based mid-century woven furnishing fabric company housed within the Bolton Museum Archive. Through her creative practice, Donna examines the value of this archive for its insight into objects and patterns, and as a reflection of designs for mid-century domestic interiors.

EVENT INFORMATION
Saturday 14th September, 2pm – 5pm
Space2, Ground Floor
Tickets are free with a suggested donation of £2
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Are you a Manchester City Centre resident?
Email [email protected] to book your priority place. Tickets will be released to the public on Monday 2nd September.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre