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Of Meal and Mutches

Badenoch Textiles in the 18th Century

Lunchtime Lecture

Thursday 14 July 2016, 1- 2pm, Room to Discover

This talk by Maureen Hammond will explore the textiles of Badenoch with a particular focus on the 18th century, based on pieces held in the collection at IMAG’s sister museum, The Highland Folk Museum.

Themes of the talk will Materialinclude identity and colour in 18th century Gaelic culture, and there will also be a chance to see the textiles close-up.

Maureen Hammond is a Scottish Illustrator from Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, graduating BA Hons (Illustration) from Edinburgh College of Art in 1995. A Gaelic speaker, her creative work has included art therapy with patients in palliative care, Artist in Residence for a Museum and working with vulnerable children in conjunction with Children 1st.  As well as undertaking private and commercial work, she has exhibited in Scotland, Ireland and Germany.

Maureen graduated M Litt in Highlands & Islands Culture from the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2014, where her research topic was Textile Manufacturing in Badenoch.  She will commence in October 2016 an AHRC funded PhD Economy, Innovation and Identity-Badenoch Textiles in the 18th Century, in partnership with the University of the Highlands & Islands and Highlife Highland.

£3.50.  Booking is essential, in person at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, call 01463 237114 or email [email protected]