Join Rachel Dedman as she explores the beauty and politics of Palestinian textiles. Listen as she discusses her work on the current Material Power exhibition in the UK, whose public programme was part of our Hands On Islamic Art project which works to engage the UK public with Islamic art.

Since 2019, Rachel has been the Jameel Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Beyond the V&A, Rachel is the curator of Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery for Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, and The Whitworth, Manchester, in 2023-2024. She is curating the next edition of the State of Fashion Biennale in Arnhem, the Netherlands, with Louise Bennetts in 2024. From 2013-2019 Rachel was based in Beirut, Lebanon.