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Stories behind the Stitches: Schoolgirl samplers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

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Join Leena Rana, Applied Arts Intern, for a look at eight English samplers in the Museum’s collection, made by poor schoolgirls in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Discover what the samplers can tell us about the social and cultural environments in which these young needlewomen lived, as well as the personal stories of the girls who made these exquisite classroom items.

FREE but space limited. Admission by token, available from 12.45 on day of talk.

This talk is part of the The Fitzwilliam Museum series.

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