Public talk by visiting curator Edwina Ehrman, Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Embroidered silk wedding dress, (bodice and skirt) by Charles Frederick Worth, Paris, 1880. Given by Mrs. G T Morton. ©Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

Embroidered silk wedding dress, (bodice and skirt) by Charles Frederick Worth, Paris, 1880. Given by Mrs. G T Morton. ©Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

Tuesday 9 August 2011, Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa, Wellington

6.30pm–7.30pm
 
Friends of Te Papa $10.00, General Public $15.00.

Edwina Ehrman is a Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. She is the curator of the touring exhibition, Unveiled: 200 years of wedding dress from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which will open at Te Papa on 17 December 2011,  and the author of the associated publication, The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century textiles and fashion, with a particular interest in London.

In her talk at Te Papa Edwina Ehrman will give a behind-the-scenes insight into developing the V&A’s wedding dress exhibition. She will describe how she selected the wedding dresses for the exhibition, the insights she gained when researching the associated book and the process of dressing the mannequins and preparing them for their long journey to the other side of the world. The presentation will include images of many of the dresses and accessories that visitors can look forward to seeing in the forthcoming exhibition.

Following the lecture there will be an opportunity to purchase Edwina’s book and have her sign it.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is a Friends of Te Papa event to which members of the public are welcome. Tickets can be purchased outside Soundings Theatre from 5.30pm on the day or via:

If you would like to become a Friend of Te Papa  you can join online or:

  • Phone the office (04) 381 7051
  • Email us at friends@tepapa.govt.nzwith your name and address and we will send you an application form
  • Join in person at the Information Desk, Level 2 in Te Papa.
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