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Tuesday 7 December 2021, 10.30am– 12noon

Vicky Garrington explores a variety of historic dress from a much-mended maid’s uniform of the early 20th century to a sumptuous 18th century silk dress scattered with tulips. Materials, methods of making and wearers will all be considered, building a picture of Edinburgh inhabitants through the clothes they wore. Vicky Garrington has been Curator: History with Museums & Galleries Edinburgh for ten years. She specialises in costume and wartime collections, but has responsibility for a wide range of objects from domestic appliances to protest material. Vicky previously managed the archive of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. She is interested in material culture and connecting people through objects, and is a collector of contemporary studio pottery. 

This lecture will now be run online on Microsoft Teams; booking is essential as attendees will be sent joining instructions a day or so beforehand. If you do not hear from us an hour or so before, please check your junk or spam folder. If joining us on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) you will need to install Teams onto your device beforehand, and also Microsoft Powerpoint if your device is older so that you can view any slides. The apps can be downloaded free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress in the Museums & Galleries Edinburgh Costume Collection