Presentation to IOLI

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In October, The International Organization of Lace Inc. (IOLI) invited HLP to do a virtual presentation. IOLI was set up in 1954 and has an active membership of 1,100 in 24 countries but is predominantly active in the United States. Committee member, Research and Communications Officer, Norma gave an engaging presentation on the unique history of Headford Lace and showcased some projects embarked on by HLP. This piqued a lot of interest in the audience. Curator of The Space Between, Fiona Harrington, also presented, outlining the background, process and challenges involved in staging an international lace exhibition during a pandemic. This IOLI event set a new record of attendance with 319 participants! It was a great opportunity for HLP to reinforce Headford Lace as one of the oldest Irish laces and engage with an international audience.

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