Emma Slocombe is a National Trust curator at Knole, Kent

The Statue of the Virgin Welcomed with Great Pomp in Brussels (1516–18), unknown Brussels workshop, after a design by Bernard van Orley.

Lavish tapestries and pious paintings – Bernard van Orley weaves his magic in Brussels

The Flemish master, whose workshop was one of the busiest in 16th-century Brussels, gets his first major survey in the city of his birth

13 May 2019
Peasants Preparing to Hunt Rabbits with Ferrets, (detail) (c. 1470–90), Southern Netherlands, Brussels (?). Burrell Collection, Glasgow

The Burrell Collection’s European tapestries trace the history of an art form

William Burrell’s exceptional medieval and Renaissance tapestries now have the catalogue they deserve

29 Jun 2018

When English embroidery took Europe by storm

The V&A provides a timely reminder of an era when England led the western world in the manufacture and export of luxury embroidery

10 Nov 2016