BEHIND THE CUPBOARD DOOR
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BEHIND THE CUPBOARD DOOR

BEHIND THE CUPBOARD DOOR

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The Royal School of Needlework

Apartment 12a

Hampton Court Palace

Surrey

KT8 9AU

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The Royal School of Needlework was founded in 1872 by Lady Victoria Welby, Princess Helena was the first president and set up the school with the founding principles to revive a beautiful art which had fallen into disuse and through its revival, provide employmnet for educated women who without a suitable livelihood would otherwise find themselves compelled to live in poverty.

Beginning in a small room above a bonnet shop in Sloane Street and employing 20 ladies, after 30 years the School moved close to the V&A and employed 150 workers.

Our day will be hosted by the RSN's Chief Executive Dr Susan Kay-Williams who will open the doors to the hidden, historical treasures of school and conclude with a tour of the exhibition of Peacocks & Pomegranates from the Royal School of Needlework's Collection.

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Apartment 12a

Hampton Court Palace

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KT8 9AU

United Kingdom

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