International Textile Collection



Welcome to the International Textile Collection (formerly ULITA)

We are now part of Special Collections and Galleries, Leeds University Library.  This website will be reduced in content in the coming months.

Please note: We are closed for the foreseeable future, please direct any urgent queries to Special Collections.

The Collection is still housed in St Wilfred’s Chapel on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds, but is not accessible at present.

We will no longer be holding exhibitions in the chapel.  Future textiles exhibitions will be held in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

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General enquiries (email):

General enquiries (telephone): 0113 343 5518




ULITA joins University of Leeds Special Collections

From 1st August 2019 ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, previously under of the School of Design, is integrating with University of Leeds Special Collections and Galleries. This transfer will enhance access to our collection and strengthen our ongoing learning and events programmes.  St Wilfred’s Chapel will continue to house our collection until further notice.

Image: Silk applique fragment. late 16th Century, from European Fragments collection, ref: 2011.220

This website will be phased out once our catalogue is transferred to Special Collections.

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