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ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles



Welcome to ULITA

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles 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 »

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

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Free Entry

Exhibition opening hours*: We currently don’t have an exhibition, but are open for research visits by appointment.

Exhibitions / Events

We currently do not have an exhibition in ULITA.
ULITA usually holds temporary exhibitions based on aspects of its own collections and equivalent themes. There is no permanent exhibition.

See our discovered 1926 film of Professor Barker and the llamas, digitised to mark his 150th anniversary.

Professor Aldred Barker was third Head of Department of Textile Industries.


Barker inspecting alpaca in Peru

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