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An exhibition at the Museum of Richmond
On until June 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. 




Accompanying Events: 

  • Curator Tours (Every Thursday in April, 2pm). No need to book, Free




The exhibition and education project has been generously funded by: 

The Royal Society logo   Museum of Richmond Benefactors Circle Logo