On line lecture: Lace with Woman’s Voice

Neus Ribas San Emeterio, Director Arenys de Mar Lace Museum, Spain   

Sunday, 20 August, 2023     15:00 CET

Designers, lacemakers, entrepreneurs, fashion consumers, educators, contemporary lacemakers, collecters. A walk through the history of Lace in Catalonia visiting special lace pieces of the Museum to make evident all (women’s) roles involved in the process of a lace piece.  In this trip we’ll talk about women like Carmen Tórtola Valencia who used the lace for her dances and collected laces and tissues, Francesca Bonnemaison a woman who founded schools for women where they learned bobbin laces. All women who loved, created, and sold laces whose work is preserved at the museum.

Neus Ribas San Emeterio has degrees in history and geography from the University of Barcelona. She became the director of Arenys de Mar Museum in 2022, a museum with two sections: Lace museum and mineralogic museum. Her academic articles about lace, the women work and Carmen Tórtola Valencia are published in magazines, conferences and congresses. As curator she organized the exhibitions: “Dresses for the Occasion” and “Carmen Tórtola Valencia, passion for collecting.”

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