Exhibitions & Events

Exhibitions are an essential aspect of our work to provide access to the Collection. They are held annually at the Böd focussing on a theme related to Shetland Textiles, and change every year. A recent exhibition took a look at colour in the Collection from an artist’s perspective. 

The current exhibition entitled “Claes”, the Shetland dialect word for clothes, takes a look at clothing for Bairns, Bed, Best, Christenings, Every Day, Outwear, and Work. We also curate smaller displays to complement the exhibitions. This year’s accompanying display comprises hats, gloves and mittens, including the wooden boards which are used to shape and dry the items once knitted.