Public History Talk by Claire Regnault: A material history of dress (5 September, Wellington)

Claire Regnault is currently researching and writing a history of women’s fashionable dress in colonial Aotearoa New Zealand for Te Papa Press.

As a museum curator, her research is based in material culture, and is guided by research methodologies specific to dress.

In this illustrated talk she will discuss the opportunities and challenges of this approach, and share some of her finds, along with some frustrating absences including a much desired pair of 1890s cycling knickerbockers.

  • Date: Wednesday, 5 September, 2018
  • Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
  • Cost: Free. Booking is not required.
  • Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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