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Member Program: Indian Block Printing

Yellow fabric with block printed floral pattern
Textile fragment (detail), India, Gujarat, 1800-1850. Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection T-1764. Photo by Bruce M. White Photography.


Join Academic Coordinator Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer as she explores the art of Indian block printing through 18th-century examples in the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection. Dr. Celio-Scheurer will also discuss her research on the “robe de chamber de Meuron” in the collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Neuchâtel,  Switzerland. Made from block-printed fabric, this robe was brought from India to Switzerland at the end of the 18th century by Charles-Daniel de Meuron (1739-1806). UNESCO recently supported a project to recreate the robe de Meuron for the 21st century.

About Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer

Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer is academic coordinator for the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center. Dr. Celio-Scheurer has experience working as a curator (Rietberg Museum in Zurich) and teaching (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland). She also spent eight years in India consulting on projects for UNESCO. She holds a doctorate in art history from the Sorbonne, and a master’s from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.  

How to Participate

This program is for museum members. If you are already a member, you can register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program online via Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (1 p.m. EDT). If you are not currently a member, you can join or renew online.

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