As promised, photographs of the Bayeux Tapestry reception at the University of North Georgia this past Friday. They were all taken on my iPhone; apologies for the general lack of quality.
Here is the obligatory picture of Price Memorial Hall:
The whole tapestry is pretty much to scale, although it is not embroidered, but painted with acrylic paint in colors closely matching the original.
It is a pleasure to see the whole thing as a continuous frieze, rather than the discrete chunks that publishers must break it into in order to publish it in a book.
The Tapestry is some 230 feet long; it continued on the outside of the U:
In this format, one certainly notices details that one may have previously missed.
Participants included Christopher Jespersen, Dean of Arts and Letters, as MC:
Judge Edd Wheeler, sponsor of this reproduction:
Theresa Jespersen of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, who spoke about the Bayeux Tapestry (and other artifacts) as teaching tools:
Kelly DeVries of Loyola University, Maryland, who spoke about military technology on display in the tapestry:
At the end of the evening the reproduction was rolled up into a specially designed box: