School of Design

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles



Louisa Pesel manuscript collection

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles documents, publishes and exhibits the results of research relating to its collections. The focus is mainly on ethnographic and historic textiles, with particular emphasis on techniques of production as well as motifs, patterns and other forms of decoration. Another interest is with geometrical aspects of structure and form in design.

The Archive is one of the research centres of the School of Design, and staff from the School have been involved in a range of research projects of relevance to ULITA’s activities, as well as in the curatorship of exhibitions, the organisation of conferences, the delivery of workshops and the presentation of seminars, lectures and other events.

ULITA plays a part in research and teaching in other Faculties and Schools within the University.  Previous exhibitions have involved working with academics from Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies and Education.  The Archive is also open to research visits and collaborations with external academics and researchers.

This page acts as a dissemination point for information relating to conferences, publications and research projects, organised, presented or authored in association with ULITA.

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