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What We Do

At Relics in Situ, we use our experience from academia, corporate business, teaching, and as needlework practitioners to bring history to different audiences. We let history be the guide to understanding embroidery and textiles and women’s lives in the early modern period.

Who We Are

Erin Harvey Moody and Christy Gordon Baty met while undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley and shared a mutual love of Early Modern material culture. Their later interests evolved into creating Relics in Situ.

Erin is a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University. She studied historical embroidery technique at the Royal School of Needlework and holds post graduate certificates in Collections Management for Costume and Textiles, CSULB, and Museum Education, University of Glasgow, her undergraduate degree in History and Material Culture, University of California, Berkeley. Erin’s commissioned needlework has been displayed for the “Housewife’s Rich Cabinet,” “Word and Image: The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608,” and the "Very Like A Whale" exhibitions at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Erin is a member of the Royal Historical Society, and the International Council of Museums Costume Committee.. View Erin's CV.

Christy is an Eleanor M. Garvey Fellow in Printing and Graphic Arts at the Houghton Rare Books library at Harvard University. She graduated with a Master’s in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, her thesis focused on the needlework of English women in the early modern era. Christy earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. View Christy's CV.

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