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 tour.
With the objects moved to the galleries, the installation team have begun filling the cases in the downstairs section of the gallery, and making the final adjustments to the garments.
With things progressing well, we should be ready to move onto the mezzanine level soon, where the beautiful showcases are still looking very empty!