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ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles



Welcome to ULITA

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles (formerly the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive) is housed in St Wilfred’s Chapel on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds.

The purpose of the archive is to collect, preserve and document textiles and other related items from many of the textile producing areas of the world for the benefit of scholars, researchers and the public … read more »

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles
St.Wilfred’s Chapel
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds

General enquiries (telephone): +44(0)113 343 3919
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Free Entry

Exhibition opening hours*: Tuesdays – Thursdays 09:30 – 16:30, Fridays by appointment … read more »

*please check that there is a current temporary exhibition before visiting, or contact staff for a research appointment.

Exhibitions / Events

ULITA holds temporary exhibitions based on aspects of its own collections and equivalent themes.

Current exhibition:

The Synthetics Revolution: man-made fibres and everyday fashion

Open until 1 December 2016 (6-8th December by appointment)

Terylene sample box

Terylene sample box

A collaborative project between ULITA, the Yorkshire Fashion Archive and the Enterprise of Culture Project. See more detail …

Coming up: Leeds Art Walk visits The Synthetics Revolution exhibition on Wednesday 2 November at 17:30. Free, all welcome. For more events at ULITA visit our Learning pages.




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