Archive Services have been awarded a grant from the National Cataloguing Grants Programme to catalogue the Stoddard-Templeton Archive. The cataloguing project, which will start in 2010 and complete in 2011 will allow this fascinating collection of carpet designs and patterns to become accessible to researchers.
The Archive, a record of the complete carpet-making process from initial design drafting, through the agreement of colour and pattern, to manufacture and sale, was the product of Scotland’s leading carpet manufacturers, James Templeton & Co Ltd and Stoddard International plc. Together, the companies had a enormous impact on the Scottish economy and they have a significant role in Scotland’s economic, social, industrial and design heritage.
The Archive is part of the Stoddard-Templeton Collection, which brings together the design archive, design library and heritage carpet collection. Held across the University, Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Museums, the Collection is wonderful resource for the study of applied design and economic and social history.
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