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A FREE temporary exhibition at the Museum of Richmond exploring a little-known local invention with a tremendous global impact.

Artificial silk - or more specifically, 'viscose rayon' - is a soft, silky textile made from wood pulp. Invented in Kew in the early 1900s, viscose rayon was the first man-made fibre produced in the UK and remains one of the most widely produced textiles in the world today.

The exhibition includes a display of artworks produced by Art and Design students at Richmond upon Thames College inspired by related themes.

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Exhibition: Artificial Silk: From Kew to the World

Type:Art Exhibition

Museum of Richmond, Second Floor, Old Town Hall, Richmond, London, TW9 1TP

Tel: 0208 332 1141

Opening Times

Season (20 June 2023 - 9 Mar 2024)
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Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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