Three hundred years of laundry culture
Our Linen Stories include a set of Design legacy projects called Flax Futures, which develop emerging themes in collaboration with key allies around Scotland and beyond. We are delighted to present regular updates here on our News page.
We also present our Newsletters and Social Media feeds, witness to the unfolding story of Our Linen Stories together with exhibitions, events and tour from our other Journeys in Design.
For Our Linen Stories, we run a dedicated Facebook as a specific means of including Y/Our Linen Stories. Many of us have a Linen Story of our own: of relatives with a link to lost factories, of treasured linen pieces, of artworks or new designs in linen, flax or composites. If you’d like to share these, we’d love to hear from you. Please post to our Facebook page or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
This series of legacy proposals develops new contributions to the shared material culture revealed on Our Linen Stories tour in collaboration with colleagues and organisations met en route. These proposals recognise Scotland’s part in the stories of Europe and aim to strengthen links with our neighbour ‘linen nations’.
As a member of ICOM UK (International Committee of Museums) your curator has devised projects that acknowledge the vital collaborative role of museums, attempting to explore new ways to link and celebrate design history and material culture.
By establishing small task groups for each, we hope to progress from proposal to development stage.