Woven Words: Decoding the Silk Book

February 6–April 28, 2019, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Woven Words: Decoding the Silk Book highlights a little-known but magnificent rare book from the Walters’ collection—a 19th-century prayer book woven entirely from silk on a Jacquard loom. Visitors will discover a surprising and fascinating connection between the creation of the Silk Book and the computers that shape our modern world. Along with the Silk Book itself, the exhibition includes a group of handwritten books that contain trade secrets of the Jacquard loom. Tablets in the gallery will display the fully digitized Silk Book and a video that demonstrates how the Jacquard loom works.

Date

February 6–April 28, 2019

Time

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Member Price

Free

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Exhibitions and Installations

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