Upcoming Event: Curator’s Talk ‘Dressed to the Nines’, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Dressed to the Nines’ explores clothing, particularly items relating to special occasions, from 1850 to present day. This display also illustrates changes which have occurred in the types of clothing which are worn for special occasions, where these clothes are purchased from, and the kinds of events they are worn at.

A beautiful range of 12 outfits include an embroidered court uniform which belonged to Neville Chamberlain, cocktail dresses by Christian Dior and Norman Hartnell, most of which have never been exhibited before. The display is also enhanced with a number of drawings, paintings, prints and photographs, including works by Vanley Burke, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

An informal gallery talk is also taking place on 18th March, led by curator Dr Rebecca Unsworth, will also explore the display’s theme in more detail – there is no advance booking necessary, and more details including timings can be found through the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery webpage.