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Author: Susanna Cordner (Curatorial Assistant for 'Wedding Dresses 1775-2014')
The curation of an exhibition is a collaboration between many museum departments and professionals, each with their own set role and expertise. When the exhibition includes loans or contemporary pieces, that collaboration extends to include key lenders and designers, in order to incorporate them in the decision making process. As the installation progresses and nears completion for ‘Wedding...
Author: Keira Miller (Costume Mounting Specialist in the Textile Conservation Department)
The installation team for Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 have now moved onto the mezzanine level of the gallery space, and one of the first objects to be installed is one that demonstrates how individuality became a key feature of outfits worn by modern brides from the 1960s onwards.Pictured above are Jewellery Designers Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins, who married on 12 August 1962 in Sunderland, Co...
Author: Keira Miller (Costume Mounting Specialist in the Textile Conservation Department)
At long last the final preparations for Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 have begun. The early part of last week saw us moving objects out of Textile Conservation and into the newly decorated gallery spaces, ready for installation.As well as moving the recently conserved and mounted objects, we have also been taking delivery of all the garments which have been held in storage since their international...
Author: Keira Miller (Costume Mounting Specialist in the Textile Conservation Department)
There are some days when I end up taken aback by how enjoyable a day I have had at work. The day we received the sari destined for display in Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 was one such day. The fashion collections at the V&A vast, and hold hundreds of garments from around the word. Until now however, I have only really worked with western attire, and one aspect of costume mounting I’ve...