Lace Exhibition: Treasured Threads: Nordic Lace – July 21, 2012 to January 13, 2013

Treasured Threads: Nordic Lace
Sponsor: The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is partnering with the Minnesota Lace Society as part of the 59th IOLI Conference.
Saturday, July 24, 2012 to Sunday, January 13, 2013
Location: The Turnblad Mansion of the American Swedish Institute, lower level gallery
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 55407
Curator: Curt Pederson
Web site:,,
Telephone: 612-871-5907
Hours: Tues. Thurs, Fri, Sun   Noon-5PM
Wednesday  Noon-8PM, Saturday  10AM-5PM, Closed Monday
Admission Fee:
Adults $7, Seniors 62 and over $6, Ages 6-18 and full-time students $4
Children under 6 and members admitted free.

Material from the Österlens Museum in Skåne, Sweden has been lent for this exhibition. Lena Alebdo, the director of the Österlens museum and her daughter will be traveling to the exhibition and will give several talks around the Twin Cities area:

  • Tuesday Aug 7, 2012, noon to 1 PM, “Pillows and Pins in Southern Sweden”, ASI, Folke Bernadotte Conference Room, ASI (call 612-871-4907 to RSVP)
  • Tuesday Aug 7, 2012, 3PM – 6PM, Guest in the gallery,
  • Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 – 10AM to 11AM, Ingebretsens on Lake Street, “Kaffe Talk” on lace in Scandinavia
  • Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012, 6:30 PM, “The Lacemakers Corner” talk at IOLI, Crown Plaza, St. Paul, open to the public.

The Minnesota Lace Society members will be demonstrating at the ASI during the course of the exhibition. Dates are July 21st, Aug 18, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, noon to 3 PM.

Despite the ‘Nordic’ name, which would include lacemaking centers in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, the exhibition primarily concentrates on the laces of southern Sweden in the Skåne area.

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