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Proposals for exhibitions are welcome. We are looking for ideas which relate to the Library as an environment, or to our Special Collections. Exhibitions may take place in the Special Collections Reading Room where wall space and vitrines are available or they may be integrated within the Library space (providing that they do not impact upon Library services or conflict with the display of the College Art Collection). In addition, The Constance Howard Gallery holds exhibitions of Textiles. Exhibitions usually run for a maximum of 2 months.

To make a proposal, please download and fill out the following form and e-mail to special.collections( and l.cannon( with a maximum of 5 images (300kb max, jpg or pdf) for consideration by the Library Exhibitions Group.

Library Exhibitions Form (Word doc download)

The Library exhibitions group also oversees the Kingsway Corridor cabinets in the Richard Hoggart Building. Please contact l.cannon(

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Goldsmiths Textile Collection - Talking Textiles

Talking Textiles is a once monthly lunch time get-together for anybody interested in textiles or curious to find out more. A small selection of textiles from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection is available for viewing and discussion at the Constance Howard Gallery. For those keen to be involved further, there is the opportunity to research a chosen textile and to share findings or questions at the following session. Attendees are invited to continue discussion and share their own textile projects over lunch next door to the gallery. Please bring your own lunch and any textile project you are working on. Tea and coffee are provided.

See the Textiles Collection Events page for more information