Date(s) - 30/06/2018

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Saturday June 30, 1.30pm-4pm


Silk battle maps used during the Second World War were turned into dresses after the Allies’ victory, and at this free event, the method and reasons will be explained. Other historical areas to be explored include how suffragettes used fashion in their protests and the hazards of hand-knitted bathing costumes in the 1930s. Dr Annebella Pollen, Academic Programme Leader, History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton, says, “There will be short talks and object displays – and visitors will learn about the science of patchwork quilts in the 1830s and fears of fiction in campaigns against public libraries in the 1890s.” The event is part of Objects Unwrapped, a collaborative project between students and staff at the University of Brighton and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery to develop “understanding and communication of its exceptional collections”.

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