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Historic Clothing Day (Ticketed)

Sunday 27 September 2015

historic clothing day - image 2015On Sunday 27 September 2015 we will be holding the fourth in our annual series of study days. The theme will be clothing history from circa 1500 to circa 1900. The subjects that will be covered over the course of the day include Henry VIII’s wardrobe; fashion in late 17th century Sussex; 18th and early 19th century dress and accessories from the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum; the dress of the 19th century poor; and our own Historic Clothing Project.

Our specialist speakers this year are Professor Maria Hayward from the University of Southampton; the museum’s social historian, Dr Danae Tankard; Keeper of Costume at the Chertsey Museum, Grace Evans; Dr Vivienne Richmond from Goldsmiths, University of London; and historic clothing designer, Barbara Painter.

There will be time during lunch and at the end of the day to explore displays and demonstrations around the site. The work of the Museum’s Historic Clothing Project will be on display together with a series of new contemporary art works that it has inspired, created by three artists from the Department of Fine Art at the University of Chichester.

The day is pre-ticketed: £50 for adults and £40 for Museum Friends. Contact 01243 811021 or email [email protected].

Image caption: replica clothing circa 1630 made by the Historic Clothing Project.