Social Fabrics: Inscribed Textiles from Medieval Egyptian Tombs

January 22, 2022–May 8, 2022, University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums Discover what textiles made and worn in medieval Egypt tell us about connection and belonging in a diversifying world. From swaddling newborns to enshrouding the deceased, woven fabrics touch nearly every aspect of human existence. The textiles in this exhibition are particularly meaningful, for […]

Indian Textiles: 1,000 Years of Art and Design

January 22-June 6, 2022 The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Washington, DC Vibrant textiles have long been synonymous with Indian culture. Their distinctive abstract, floral and figurative patterns have inspired countless variations. Featuring masterworks from The Textile Museum Collection and the private collection of Karun Thakar, this major exhibition and accompanying […]

Unrechtskontexte (Contexts of Injustice): dismantling colonial legacies from Berlin to London

Goethe Annual Lecture Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 18:30 GMT Book via Eventbrite ( In 2013, the German Museums Association (Deutscher Museumsbund) issued guidance on the treatment of human remains in museum collections, in which they introduced a novel concept. The idea of ‘Unrechtskontext’ (context of injustice) should, they suggested, guide curatorial ethics when assessing the […]