Talking Threads: Palestinian Textiles Day

Saturday 11 September, 10.30 - 16.00  

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As part of Oxford Open Doors, the Talking Threads project invite you to join us for a series of in-person and virtual events showcasing Palestinian embroidery and textiles in the collections. All events are free of charge but you will need to book for the textile viewing sessions or the virtual event. Please also remember that pre-booking is still required for entry to the Museum (, so do make sure that you have booked a Museum slot and a viewing slot.

The drop-in embroidery and history tapestry sessions do not require booking but you will still need to pre-book to enter the Museum.

In-Person Events

Don't forget to book your ticket to enter the Museum at the same time:

Visit to Palestinian textiles collection (Visiting Research Room)

11.00 - 11.30 Session 1

12.00 - 12.30 Session 2

14.00 - 14.30 Session 3

Register for a slot:

Drop-in Palestinian Embroidery (Beatrice Blackwood Seminar Room)

10.30 - 16.00 Screening of embroidery demonstrations with embroidery kits to take away, including a chart designed by American-born Palestinian artist, Wafa Ghnaim.

Drop-in Palestinian History Tapestry (Lecture Room)

10.30 - 16.00 Hear about the Palestinian History Tapestry Project and view a small selection of pieces from the tapestry.

Virtual Event

Virtual visit to Palestinian textiles collection (Zoom webinar).

15.00 - 15.30

Register at:


To see more about the Talking Threads project, visit their Facebook page at or on Instagram at


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