Putting on The Glitz: wallpapers and wallcoverings with that extra something
|Dates:||8 November 2008 - 31 October 2009|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm|
Selected from the Whitworth's collection, this exhibition features luxurious 18th century decorated leather, 19th century Japanese and French imitations, foils and other metallic finishes from the 1960s/70s, along with contemporary jewelled patterns that our ancestors might have envied.
On show, together with fabulous new designs, are samples of gold and silver leaf, and other metals used in the manufacture of 21st century wallcoverings.
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