Objects Unwrapped

A University of Brighton / Worthing Museum and Art Gallery research project



Objects Unwrapped Study Day 2019


Objects Unwrapped programme 2019

Objects Unwrapped: Memory of Clothes

As intimate items worn close to the body, clothes act as interfaces between self and world; they accompany us through everyday life and pick up memories and associations along the way. Clothing’s capacity for cultural communication is not limited to the self-expression of the wearer; in their afterlives garments continue to tell stories. In a museum capacity, what we were is often articulated through what we wore.

In recognition of Worthing Museum and Art Gallery’s unique and large-scale costume collection, and in response to the current exhibition Memory of Clothes by artist Helen Barff and novelist Suzy Joinson, this Study Day brings together students and staff from the University of Brighton’s Objects Unwrapped research group to reflect on the way that clothes have been used privately and publicly as a means to remember and to forget, to memorialise and to mythologise, to reconstruct histories and to create new imaginative forms.
All welcome!
Free event at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery supported by the Centre for Design History, University of Brighton.
Booking essential: 01903 221448 / www.worthingmuseum.co.uk
Material Lives: Methodologies for Researching Everyday Dress, 5 July 2019

Timetable Objects Unwrapped x FRN Study Day, Worthing Museum


Objects Unwrapped Study Day 2018

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All are welcome to attend:

Objects Unwrapped research showcase, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.

Saturday 30 June 2018. 1.30-4pm, Free Entry.

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