At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery

The educational and public program for
At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery


Curator's Tours
Saturday 28th May – 11am-12pm
Wednesday 29th June – 6pm-7pm
Friday 29th July – 6pm-7pm

Join curator Rachel Dedman and assistant curator Lama Mawla for a guided tour of At the Seams. Discover new sides to embroidery’s political histories, as Rachel and Lama walk you through the exhibition’s big themes and hidden details, bringing its dresses and ideas to life.

Free, register at
Tours in English and Arabic


Saturday 11th June 2016 – 11am-1pm
Saturday 2nd July 2016 – 4-6pm

Join the curatorial team for a behind-the-scenes experience. These tactile workshops will bring you up-close and personal with objects from the exhibition. Look, feel and discuss Palestinian embroidery – from hundred-year-old wedding gowns to Intifada Dresses – with curator Rachel Dedman, as she shares insights from her research.

10,000LL, space limited, register at In English

Book Launch

Book Launch + Film Screening
15th June 2016 – 7pm

Join artist Maeve Brennan in a special screening of her film, The Embroiderers, commissioned for this exhibition. The evening will also mark the formal launch of the At the Seams publication, written by curator Rachel Dedman, with photography by Tanya Traboulsi. Both book and film are the result of years of research and fieldwork, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist and curator.



Embroidary Saturday
Saturday 18th June – 11am-2pm

Try your hand at embroidery! Learn the basics of the Palestinian cross-stitch, and begin embroidering an item to take home. The class is offered by Palestinian embroiderers from across Lebanon who have participated in the making of the exhibition.

Free, donations welcomed

Market Day, Workshop

Market Morning + Open Embroidary
Saturday 16th July – 11am-3pm

Join us for a Palestinian market on the beautiful Dar El-Nimer terrace. Embroidered items and Palestinian foods will be on offer, with an open embroidery station for kids and adults – stitch in the sunshine! The exhibition will also be open for visitors.

Kids At Dar

Children’s Workshops
Wednesday 8th June – 3pm-6pm
Saturday 18th June – 11am-2pm
Saturday 2nd July – 11am-2pm
Wednesday 13th July – 3pm-6pm

Organised by Waraq and led by Studio Kawakeb, these hands-on workshops invite children to engage in an interactive learning experience by exploring the narratives behind Palestinian embroidery. Participants will collectively stitch a mural and transform authentic motifs into stop-motion animations.

For children aged 10-14.
10,000LL, space limited, register at
In Arabic and English


Talks At The Seams
Saturday 23rd July

An opportunity to discuss key questions and problematics at the heart of the exhibition. Discussion will engage with concerns surrounding the pictorial role of embroidery in Palestinian art history; the work of embroidery NGOs and craft-production as empowerment; the shaping of identity and embroidery’s role in resistance. This is also a chance for the public to engage with the Palestinian Museum itself, its satellite concept, and position in the landscape of new institutions growing in Lebanon and the region.

Free, register at

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