Objects Unwrapped: Memory of Clothes

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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.
Period1 Jun 2019
Event typeConference
LocationWorthing, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional