Unveiled: Here Come the Brides lecture

Here Come the Brides: Packing and Mounting Unveiled

Join Keira Miller from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, for fascinating behind-the-scenes insights into the preparation of Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London on Saturday 17 December at 1pm.

Keira’s talk will cover textile conservation, the unexpected complexities of mannequin choice, and even wig construction!

Keira Miller of the V&A prepares a ball gown for exhibition.

Keira Miller of the V&A prepares a ball gown for exhibition.

Since 2007, Keira has been a member of the V&A’s Textile Conservation Department, where she specialises in mounting and packing textiles and clothing. She has worked on various permanent, temporary, and touring exhibitions, including Unveiled.

Keira has just finished mounting and packing an international touring exhibition entitled Undressed: 300 Years of Underwear in Fashion. At present, she’s working on an exhibition of British ball gowns, as well as the complete redisplay of the V&A’s fashion galleries. Both are due to open in May 2012.

Keira has a particular interest in the cutting and fabrication of historical dress, which she developed while studying at the Wimbledon School of Art. Before joining the V&A, she worked for the BBC on period dramas such as Jane Eyre (2006).

When: Saturday 17 December 2011, 1pm–2pm

Where: Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa, Wellington

Cost: Free entry

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