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POSTPONED – LECTURE: Twentieth Century Dress at the Fashion Museum Bath

Due to work commitments, this lecture has been postponed until 2024. We will update once a new date has been confirmed. 21/9/23

An afternoon lecture at Wiltshire Museum, showcasing the fashion landscape of the 20th Century

Imagine the world’s biggest wardrobe, with dress for women, for men, and for children, dating all the way back to the 18th century. This is a fair description of Fashion Museum Bath, now situated in temporary accommodation in Wiltshire, while a new museum is developed in Bath city centre.

Drawing on the riches of the museum collection, this talk will showcase some of the looks, names and trends that made up the fashion landscape in the 20th century.

Rosemary Harden is Fashion Museum Manager and Senior Curator at the Fashion Museum Bath, where she has worked for over 30 years. Previously associated with both the West of England Costume Society and the Costume Society, Rosemary is also an Honorary Glover of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London.

Photo caption: Three 1960s colourful rain capes in vinyl-backed fabric, made in France, sold at Dickins & Jones, London. Photo credit: Fashion Museum Bath

Tickets: £8 (£5 WANHS members; £5 students) – booking essential.

Date: Saturday 18 November

Time: Start 2.30 pm

Location: Wiltshire Museum (we are not able to make this a 'hybrid' event)

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