Art Nouveau lace
Collection of Els Bartelink
During the summer months a selection of precious lace works from private owners in the Netherlands will be on display. The exhibition is being set up by guest curator Els Bartelink and presents not only lace work but also model drawings, tools and painted portraits in which exceptional lace is worn. The exhibition is associated with the 13th congress of the OIDFA (Organisation Internationale de la Dentelle au Fuseau et à l’Angille), which will be held in Groningen in 2008. The OIDFA is a worldwide organization, which promotes the transfer of knowledge of traditional and contemporary lace techniques.