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Talk on 'Exiles and Textiles' by Dr. Anna Nyburg
Thu 25 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
German-speaking refugees from Nazism brought new influences to British textiles: from for example the Bauhaus or the Wiener Werkstätte. They arrived at a crucial time for the British textile industry, as the outbreak of war meant huge demand for different types of cloth and an increased need for export revenue. The refugees from Nazism icreated employment and brought in profit but they did more than this – in many cases they enriched British cultural life too. In this talk there will be a look at different stories, from the tragic failures to find work in the textile sector to the major success stories like that of Tibor Reich.
Dr Anna Nyburg wrote her PhD on émigrés who created art publishing houses like Phaidon and Thames & Hudson. Her book “Émigrés: The Transformation of Art Publishing in Britain” was published by Phaidon on 2014. She also published a biography “From Leipzig to London: The Life and Work of the émigré Artist Hellmuth Weissenborn”, Oak Knoll 2012. She is a committee member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies and has contributed chapters to several of the Centre’s yearbooks as well as speaking at their conferences. She is currently researching for a book on émigrés in the British fashion industry.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road and Maida Vale are 10 minutes’ walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within easy walking distance.
By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.
Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road (free at weekends) and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.
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