An exhibition at the Museum of Richmond
June 2023 to March 2024
A special exhibition about a little-known local scientific invention with a huge global impact: the development of artificial silk.
Invented in Kew in the early 1900s, viscose rayon is a soft, silky textile made from wood pulp which is still one of the most widely produced fibres in the world today.
In addition to historic objects and archival materials, the exhibition includes 27 artworks produced by Art and Design students at Richmond upon Thames College as part of their Final Project.
- Curator’s Online Talk (Thursday 29th June, 7.30pm). Booking required, Tickets: £5.00
- Curator Tours (Every Thursday in July and September, 2pm). No need to book, Free
- 50 Years of Fabulous: An Evening with Zandra Rhodes (Monday 30th October, 7pm). Booking required, Tickets: £10 in person, £8 online
The exhibition and education project has been generously funded by: