Interactive resourceRegency dress was shaped as much by the Neoclassical art movement and Greco-Roman dress as it was by Enlightenment theories and ambitions of Empire. In turn, fashion was depicted in classical art, sculpture and pottery. This final episode in the series explores the relationship between art and fashion as our...
Miller, Marie ; Rauser, Amelia ; Blakey, Claire
Interactive resourceCreated by American costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, the costumes of Netflix hit series Bridgerton (of which there were some 7,500 pieces) unapologetically play with notions of historical accuracy. Utilising brash colours, almost absurdly high waistlines, zip fastenings, modern fabrics and machine embroidery, they also deviate from social norms and etiquette...
Gernerd, Elisabeth ; Miranda, Cat ; McLeod, Miriam
LectureHow are progressive changes within the fashion industry being documented through exhibitions and contemporary collecting? Join model and broadcaster Eunice Olumide as she shares her experience of a transforming industry with museum curator Georgina Ripley. Eunice and Georgina will also discuss Eunice’s recent book How To Get Into Fashion, focussing...
Olumide , Eunice ; Ripley, Georgina ; Burkinshaw, Mal
ExhibitionBorn in Sutton Coldfield in 1949, Katharine is a freelance glass engraver and designer. She was taught point, drill and copper wheel engraving on glass by Peter Dreiser at Morley College, Lambeth from 1984-7 and continues to explore these techniques at her workshop in Clerkenwell. Katharine engraves on clear lead...
Watban, Rose ; Coleman, Katherine
LectureDesign in Postnormal Times is live streamed from the City Observatory on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, today home to the visual arts organisation, Collective. Alice & Chris will talk for around 45 minutes, we will then invite questions and comments. Please type your questions and / or remarks in the box...
Tremlow, Alison ; Breward, Chris
LectureCollecting and exhibiting fashion in Western museums has traditionally centered around wealthy, able-bodied, mainstream, Eurocentric ideals. Likewise, those working with costume collections have often fit this same mold. As we know, this is not representative of the diverse communities and cultures that these museums serve. The panelists spoke about how...
Sklar, Monica ; Way, Elizabeth ; Lisby, Darnell-Jamal ; Neill, Susan ; Ripley, Georgina …
BookThe popular form of traditional theatre in Japan, known as kabuki, combines drama, music and dance and is presented on spectacular stage settings in lavish costumes. In 19th-century Japan people eagerly acquired pictures of their favourite actor in the latest play. These woodblock prints were a cheap and colourful medium...
Journal articleThe coinage of the Valeianic dynasty (AD 253-68) is one for which, in recent years, it has proved impossible for any published reference catalogue to keep up with the number of new discoveries which are constantly being made.
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Blog postOver the last year, we have acquired several artefacts that discuss how the impact of the pandemic and wider socio-political subjects have inspired the creation of some remarkable works of art, craft and design that reflect these times. Sarah Rothwell, Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Design, kicks off our...