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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Decorative & applied Art Collection
A collection of English Ecclesiastical Embroidery dating from 1840 to the present day, the majority (90%) acquired and donated by Elizabeth Hoare. Pre- 1840 embroidery and also pieces made outside England are included in the collection where they have been incorporated into later pieces or where they illlustrate practices of English church embroidery of the chosen period. There are also some works acquired because of their direct association witrh the Cathedral. Mrs Hoare has connections to the Cathedral Architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
Ecclesiastical Embroidery, primarily dating from 1840 to the present day and primarily from England, collected by Elizabeth Hoare.
Date range of collection
01/01/2000 -
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Location Details

Liverpool Cathedral Elizabeth Hoare Collection
Liverpool Cathedral St James's Mount Liverpool L1 7AZ
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Building Information
The museum is located in part of Liverpool Cathedral
Collections Overview
Principally a collection of around 300 items of English ecclesiastical embroidery, mainly dated from 1840 onwards, but with some earlier embroidery work re-used in later designs. There are also some paper designs and templates. The majority of the collection was acquired and donated by Elizabeth Hoare.
Display Overview
Permanent displays of the embrodery are suplemented by occasional loans of addtional embroidery items from the Cathedral. There is also a regularly used temporary display space.
Star Objects
Ecclesiastical Embroidery
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