"Demystifying Early Chinese Silks: Intercultural Innovations in Textile Art and Technology"
Technology and Society in Pre-Modern China Series
RISD Museum of Art
20 North Main Street
Textile scholar Dr. Angela Sheng shared the history of Chinese silks through the lens of technology and society in pre-modern China. Angela Sheng received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Oriental Studies and acquired technical training in the textile arts from RISD, the Centre d’Etudes des Textiles Anciens in Lyon, and Skolen for Brugskunst in Copenhagen. She served as Assistant Curator of Asian Textiles at the Royal Ontario Museum. She is currently an Associate Professor at McMaster University.
This lecture was co-sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture and the Division of Liberal Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design as well as the Haffenreffer Museum at Brown University and Brown University's History Department.
This talk was given in conjunction with the exhibition currently on display at the RISD Museum of Art, From the Land of the Immortals: Chinese Taoist Robes and Textiles. On display until April 22, 2012.
Image credit: Chinese, Taoist priest’s robe, 18th century. Gift of Miss Lucy Aldrich. Courtesy of the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design.