The Art and Science of Linen accepted into Museum Collection

The Art and Science of Linen” – a video artwork by artists Alex May, Anna Dumitriu, microbiologist Dr John Paul, with soundtrack by Martin A. Smith, has been accepted into the permanent collection of the The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum.

The video looks at the whole ecology of linen production from the bacteria used to break down the flax in retting tanks to the industrial production of linen and its cultural importance.

It Includes images and footage taken at The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum and McConville’s Flax Mill & Museum where these historical processes can be seen in operation.