Collection UR-SF 98 - Janet Shelley

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UR-SF 98


Janet Shelley


  • 1987-2008 (Creation)

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2 A3 folders and 3 boxes.

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Janet Shelley studied Woven Textile Design at the Royal College of Art ion London. Whilst studying there, she won a Leverhulme Research Scholarship which enabled her to visit textile centres throughout South Eastern Europe.

She has worked freelance for a number of major UK textile companies and exhibited in London, Paris and Madrid. She was Head of Constructed Textiles at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee for many years (sometime in the 1980s until sometime in the 2000s).

Now, she is a textile artist in Fife, weaving fashion and interior accessories as well as running weaving courses and workshops.

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Photographs of models in woven textiles, magazine and newspaper clippings, posters from various events and exhibitions.
Correspondence from colleagues in the textile industry.
Portfolios including final year students' work from 1991-2008 along with photographs of their work and graded reports.
Files containing invoices, timetables, lesson plans, and project briefs.
Copies of 'Context' - a short information booklet authored by Shelley and a few others.
Information booklet from the Constructed Textiles department at the School of Design.


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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  • English

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.


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