Ms Rebecca Quinton
- Honorary Senior Research Fellow (History of Art)
Office Hour: Email for appointment
Rebecca Quinton is Curator, European Costume and Textiles for Glasgow Museums, and the convenor of the MLitt in Art History: Dress and Textile Histories. Rebecca studied English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London and Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Before 2003 she was the Curator, Costume and Textiles for Brighton and Hove Museums.
- 16th-18th century needlework
- 17th century dress
- 18th century dress
- 1800-1837 dress
I welcome PhD applications from students interested in researching dress and textile histories.
- Convenor, Art History: Dress and Textile Histories (MLitt)
- Framing Dress and Textile Histories (MLitt core course)
- Making Dress and Textile Histories (MLitt core course)
- Eighteenth Century Dress (MLitt core course)
- Convenor, MLitt Art History: Dress and Textile Histories
- Curator, European Costume and Textiles, Glasgow Museums
- Secretary and Scottish Representative, Dress and Textile Specialists Network
Quinton, R. (2010) Catalogue entries in: Pritchard, Sue (ed), 2010. Quilts 1700 to Present. London: Victoria and Albert Museum Publications.
Quinton, R. (2010) Review of: English Embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1580–1700: ‘Twixt Art and Nature, ed. by Andrew Morrell and Melinda Watts, in Costume Volume 44, London: Maney Publishing,137-138.
Quinton, R. (2009) Catalogue entries in: Neuland-Kitzerow, D, Joram, S and Karasek, E, 2009. Tuchubtarsien in Europa von 1500 bis heute. Inlaid Patchwork in Europe from 1500 to the Present. Berlin: Museum Europäischer Kulteren Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Quinton, R. (2005) Patterns of Childhood: Samplers from Glasgow Museums Collections. London: The Herbert Press, an imprint of A&C Black, in association with Glasgow City Council (Museums).
de la Haye, A and Quinton, R. (2004). New Gallery Review: ‘What has happened to all the lovely costumes?’ Fashion Theory 8 Issue 3. London and New York: Berg.
Quinton, R. (2004) ‘Guiseppe Mattli’ in Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Quinton, R. (2000). ‘Splendid, and in some instances grotesque dresses’: Two costumes worn at the Coronation of George IV.’ Royal Pavilion, Museums and Libraries Review. Brighton & Hove: Brighton & Hove Council.
Quinton, R. (1999). ‘Indian Imitation Shawls’ Royal Pavilion, Museums and Libraries Review. Brighton & Hove: Brighton & Hove Council.
Selected conference papers
‘Tracing the provenance of three seventeenth-century nightcaps’, Dress and Textiles Specialists, Luton Museums, Luton, November 2010.‘Early embroideries in the Burrell Collection, Ackworth Samplers 2008, Ackworth School, nr Wakefield, December 2008.
‘The recycling of materials in eighteenth-century dress’, Green: design-ED, Collins Gallery, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, October 2006.
Curator, A La Mode: Parisian fashion from the Journal des Dames et des Modes 1912-14, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow, 28 May - 17 October 2010.
Curator, Joseph Crawhall: The Hunt, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, 10 October 2009 - 14 February 2010.
Curator, A Dress to Dye For: How fashion was changed by technology, People’s Palace, Glasgow, 1 September 2006 - 15 April 2007.
Curator, Seventeenth-Century Samplers, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, 19 May 2009 - 7 October 2007.
Curator, Patterns of Childhood: Samplers 1640-1900, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow, 30 April 2005 - 26 September 2005.
Co-curator, Fashion & Style gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton, opened 2002.