Today’s podcast is the second in a mini series on the historical role of quilts and their preservation. After interviewing Dr Carolyn Mazloomi, I became fascinated with this topic and thinking about what quilts are preserved and how those quilts will tell stories for future generations. To start the series, I interviewed Laura McDowell Hopper of the James B and Rosalyn L Pick Museum of Anthropology who is hosting the Quilts and Human Rights exhibit in September.
Today’s guest is Nancy Bavor. Nancy is a quilter, quilt appraiser, wife, mother and the Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, the world’s oldest quilt museum. During our conversation, we talk about quilts as a form of creative expression, how museums decide what quilts are acquired along with which exhibits are shown, the idea of credit and derivation in art and more. Nancy’s thoughtfulness and extensive knowledge are an excellent addition to the mini series and I hope you enjoy the discussion.
Notes from the Show:
Flo Oy Wong (her quilt is below, photo credit to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles)
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