Friday, 18 March 2011
On 22 March from 2pm - 3.30pm the talk by Ruth Burwood, Senior Access Curator, is entitled ‘I, Miss Lorina Bulwer...’ - Embroidered letters from the Workhouse. When I imaged the collection for Carrow House, the Lorina Bulwer pieces were the last items on the list. There are two fragments - one of which you can see here - but the main item is a length of some dozen feet and had to be imaged in sections. It equates broadly to a blog in which Lorina vents her anguish and not a little rancour on her situation. She scavenged and begged fabric to add to her roll so that she could continue stitching her testament. It is a most affective piece and this talk is not one to be missed.
Once a month you can also open boxes from the stores with staff to discover some of the fabulous collections at Carrow House. These informal sessions on Fridays from 10.30am -12.00pm provide an opportunity to get closer to the collections and a chance to browse the resources and library. Here is the programme:
25 March: Celebrate! The amazing world of commemorative costume and textiles.
5 April: Happily Ever After-240 Years of Brides, Bridesmaids, Pageboys and Grooms
13 May: What Are You Made Of? Amazing materials used to create costume, textiles and accessories. Warning, will contain animal products.
17 June: In Memoriam: Costume for Death and Mourning
15 July: This Sporting Life: Sports and Leisure dress from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
19 August Dressed for the Job-A fascinating look at the world of work from the 18th to the 20th centuries using the occupational costume collections
The charge for the talks viewing sessions are: £6 Adult; £5.50 concessions; £5 Museums Pass holders, FNM, EAAF, C&TA, NCAS.
Do pop along to Carrow House and see these wonderful items in a fabulous historic building while you can. Click here for more details.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 23:27