Marianne Gibson Quilt Viewing & Conservator Insights

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Saturday 10 July - 1.30 - 3pm


Quilt Viewing times 10am and 1.30pm


Conservator talk and presentation - 2pm – 3pm / WPACC Memorial Hall with Textile Conservator and Quilt Historian Marion Parker



The Marianne Gibson quilt is one of the most significant items of the Wangaratta Historical Museum and proudly in the collection care of Wangaratta Art Gallery. Join us for this rare viewing of this textile treasure of national significance. One of the most unique examples of crazy quilting from Australian post- colonial history, textile conservator Marion parker will present a conservator’s insight and understanding of the quilt’s history in context to quilt development in Australia.


Marion Parker

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Marion Parker is a Textile Conservator in private practice. She has worked recently in conservation at Museums Victoria & The Grimwade Centre for Conservation, University of Melbourne. She has also worked in conservation and collection management at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi New Zealand, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney. Current research projects are in dye identification and fibre analysis. She has a fascination with historic records of sewing and textiles.  Her interest in pre-synthetic dyes includes growing dye plants and using them to explore historic dye recipes and chemical extraction methods. Results vary, but it’s about the journey…



Numbers are strictly limited due to Covid restrictions – please be sure to book to secure your place 03 5722 0865  or Book Now


image: Marianne Gibson Quilt, Crazy Quilt, circa 1890-96 (Wangaratta). On Loan from the Wangaratta Historical Society.