The Excitement of Collecting: culture, history, and textiles

A lecture by Dr Annette Gero | Thursday 18 April 2024 | 6:00pm

One finds a quilt. It has no story. One looks at the fabric. One looks at how it was made. One looks at the imagery. Quilts tell us extraordinary stories. Through them we might see the marriage of King George III; America’s emancipation in the War of Independence; a family’s immigration from Prussia to Australia;… 

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Tea & Tour of Quilts: The Fabric of War 1760–1900

with guest exhibiton curator Annette Gero | Saturday 20 April 2024 | 10:30am-Noon | This event is sold out

On Friday 19 April, we are proud to present a Tea & Tour for Quilts: The Fabric of War 1760–1900 with quilt historian, author and collector Dr Annette Gero. Enjoy tea and coffee in the Roman Room from 10:30am before embarking on an exhibition tour with guest curator Dr Annette Gero. In this rare opportunity… 

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Adelaide School of Design's Portière

A talk by Dr Jo Vandepeer | Thursday 9 May 2024 | 6:00pm

The Royal Collection’s unique Portière 1901 is the keeper of a forgotten South Australian story. To commemorate Federation, it was commissioned, executed and presented by women to the future Queen Mary. Yet for a period of time, it was nowhere to be found. Dr Jo Vandepeer sets the scene and pulls back the curtain to… 

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The David Roche Foundation upcoming events calendar

Upcoming events calendar

The David Roche Foundation House Museum is pleased to present a regular program of events, including talks, tours, and performances. On this page, you have an easy to follow list of our events to put in your calendar (so you don’t miss out!). We regularly add more events, so make sure you check back frequently… 

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