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Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

Past, Present, Future: The Glorious Collection of the Fashion Museum Bath

Afternoon Course

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0340
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The Fashion Museum, Bath

Join curator Elizabeth Lay, a regular lecturer on the topics of fashion, textiles, and American furniture, for an image-rich lunchtime lecture series focusing on decorative arts and design topics.

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Past, Present, Future: The Glorious Collection of the Fashion Museum Bath

England’s Fashion Museum Bath holds one of the world’s great collections of historical and contemporary fashionable dress. Founded in 1963 as the Museum of Costume, Bath, a visit has been a highlight and a delight of a trip to the Georgian city for many thousands of people from across the world.

Whether it was the painted-backdrop vitrines in the Panorama Room gallery to must-see exhibitions of recent years, the museum has been at the forefront of the display of historical dress for more than 50 years. The collection numbers some 100,000 objects and includes dress for women, men, and children, glittering treasures from the 17th century up to cutting-edge fashion by today’s designers and makers.

In a special transatlantic conversation, Rosemary Harden, senior curator and Fashion Museum manager, surveys the past, present, and future of the museum, recounting stories and sharing insights about the displays, exhibitions, and objects in the museum’s collection.

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