ReINVENT: reconnecting and recreating 19th century Scottish textile manufacture
ReINVENT is a novel knowledge exchange project that brings together a unique cross-disciplinary group of academics and practitioners in arts, humanities, science and engineering to reconnect material culture evidence from historical artefacts with science and engineering evidence from historical technology.
Information about well-known and forgotten nineteenth century manufacturing practices for Scottish textiles of the Industrial Revolution will be shared between the collaborators and invited experts. Three cross-disciplinary workshops will explore the interpretation and preservation of collection of historical textile and technology, and recreations of historical industrial practices.
The primary focus will be on three iconic Scottish textiles: Paisley and Edinburgh shawls; Turkey red printed cotton; and Stoddard-Templeton carpets. A better understanding of the energy, tools and equipment needed by Scottish manufacturers to make these products will provide a clearer idea of the processes and their impact on quality and design. Through this insight, the innovations and inventiveness of nineteenth century Scotland and the essential role of manufacturing in economies of the modern age will be highlighted.
Outcomes from the workshop are to be shared with interested researchers and practitioners in an open invitation public event. This aims to stimulate knowledge exchange between the workshop collaborators and interested academic, private and public researchers and enthusiasts including museums, archives, and historical trusts and societies. The event leads to meaningful research directions for future collaborations and a publically-shared inventory of Scottish industrial heritage initiated as testament to the lasting legacy of Scotland’s worldwide reputation for manufacturing innovation.
Duration: 25 March 2013 – 24 March 2014
Launch of the inventory, February 2014
- STICK (Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections subject specialist network)
- Research Network for Textile Conservation, Dress and Textile History and Technical Art History, University of Glasgow
- GU ReINVENT 2013 Intro
- GU ReINVENT 2013 James Robinson
- GU ReINVENT 2013 Professor John Hume
- GU ReINVENT 2013 Dr Panu Nykanen
- GU ReINVENT 2013 Melvyn Thompson
- GU ReINVENT 2013 David Harvie
- GU ReINVENT 2013 Impact
- GU ReINVENT 2013 Next Steps
- ERIH http://www.erih.net
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