The Rajah Quilt

The Rajah Quilt

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Rajah Quilt on display

The Rajah Quilt normally lives at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.  They usually only show it on one day per year.  In 2009 and 2010 it was not displayed at all due to it being sent to London for the Historic Quilts exhibition in 2010.  So I'm very excited to learn that it is currently on display at the National Museum of Australia, in their "Irish in Australia" exhibit - which opened on St Patrick's day, and will run until the 31st of July 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Friends have told me that Grace's name doesn't appear in the list that is displayed with the quilt in the National Museum. It appears that they have only listed the Irish women in relation to the theme of the exhibition, but I think it's a shame that not all the convict women are listed, and it might give people the idea that only these 30 or so listed women contributed to the quilt. There were 180 convict women on the ship.