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Button Event - An Evening with Ruth Meier and Valerie Carson

When:

Thu 26 Nov 2015, 6:00pm

Where: The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Non Friends Members: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: friendsdowse

Join the Friends of The Dowse for a very special conversation with button collector Ruth Meier and textiles expert Valerie Carson as they present a selection of undisplayed treasures from their personal collections.

Ruth Meier lives in the Hutt Valley and has an internationally renowned collection of over 20,000 buttons. Highlights from her collection of Art Deco buttons are currently on display at The Dowse in All That Jazz: Deco Highlights from the Ruth Meier Button Collection.

Valerie Carson is one of New Zealand’s leading textile experts. She worked at Te Papa for 27 years as their leading textile conservator. Valerie is a key member of New Zealand’s textile community and leads international study tours and workshops.

Ruth and Valerie will bring in a few of their favourite items from their collections, giving guests the chance to hear the stories of rare, unique and interesting buttons and textiles.

This event is free for Friends of The Dowse members, and $10 for non-members*

Join the Friends of The Dowse during this event and the ticket price is free.

RSVP & Bookings friendsdowse@gmail.com