78 Derngate centenary event

Mary Schoeser
Making Mackintosh: The mystery of the striped wallpaper


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Event description

Mary Schoeser is an internationally respected textile and wallpaper historian.

This talk begins with the fantastic collection of black and white photographs of the original interiors at 78 Derngate and the assumption that the famous striped bedroom had paper on the walls. It takes us through the research to confirm the width of the stripes, the hunt for authentic examples in archives, and how and why it became clear that the walls were covered with cloth. It reveals how Bassett-Lowke's close involvement with the decoration of the house and the work undertaken by his own firm became a key to solving the mystery as to why this decision was made.

Thursday 16th Feb 2017

Venue: 78 Derngate

This event has now taken place. We hope to make available in due course a video and this will be published later in 2017 via our Centenary website.

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Further details

Mary Schoeser is an internationally respected textile and wallpaper historian who has published widely and has worked in collaboration with many institutions over her 40 year career, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, English Heritage, The National Trust and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She was entrusted by the Trustees with overseeing the research, making and installation of the textiles at 78 Derngate, in concert with John McAslan + Partners.

We are thrilled to welcome Mary back to 78 Derngate and this will be a unique opportunity to learn at first hand how she set about recreating this famous Mackintosh interior.
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