Cloth that Shook the World

Date: May 2 - Oct 7, 2007
Curated by: Max Allen

Riots!  Upheaval!  Revolution!  Progress!

Cloth has been at the centre of political and scientific revolutions - from the San Blas Islands in Panama to the research laboratories of Dupont, from the American Civil War to the environmental disaster of the Aral Sea. Cloth is at the heart of history - locally, nationally and globally. Textiles triggered the Industrial Revolution, shaped the national independence of India, and are vital to the economic power of China. Welcome to cloth as front page news!