To mark the launch of the Bernat Klein Foundation this one day symposium offers researchers, designers, students, industry professionals and anyone interested in colour and creative practice the opportunity to learn more about designer Bernat Klein (1922 - 2014).

In partnership with National Museums Scotland and the Bernat Klein Foundation this symposium will explore Klein's legacy and continuing relevance through a series of presentations.

We are delighted to announce that the keynote lecture will be delivered by textile historian Mary Schoeser.

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29 Nov 2018


National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh - Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Lothian Street or main entrance on Chambers Street

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