UNVEILED EXHIBITION AT THE WA MUSEUM
8 DECEMBER TO 24 MARCH 2013
On 18 December 2012, thirty History Council members, family and friends looked around this exhibition on 200 years of romance and glamour with this dramatic collection of wedding fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This is a fantastic exhibition and I urge members to go and see it, if you haven’t already done so. There is a curator’s talk online that I think is worth watching after you have seen the exhibition.
This exhibition traces the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and shows how both brides and designers have stamped their own style on tradition. It considers the influence of the wedding industry, the effect of the increasing media focus on wedding fashions, and the excitement generated by society and celebrity weddings.
The exhibition features 65 wedding outfits and accessories of both brides and bridegrooms. The range of accessories includes veils, hats, shoes, wreaths, and lingerie.
$17.50 – Adult
$12.00 – Children (5-15)
$12.00 – Education groups
$15.00 – Concession
$45.00 – Family (includes 2 adults and 2 children)
You can buy tickets online http://museum.wa.gov.au/whats-on/unveiled
Wheelchair access, parking, lifts, toilets and courtesy wheelchairs are available. Please see our staff for assistance with our access lifts. Prams will be permitted into the exhibition space. Food and drinks are not allowed in the exhibitions.
Photography and filming of Unveiled is not allowed.
Edwina Ehrman from London’s V&A Museum offers behind-the-scenes insights into developing the stunning Unveiled exhibition. This talk was recorded for the exhibition’s tour to Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand in 2011. Edwina describes how she selected the dresses, suits, and accessories, and shares research highlights from the associated book. Edwina also details the process of dressing the mannequins for international touring. The presentation includes images of many dresses and accessories that you can look forward to seeing in the Unveiled exhibition. http://museum.wa.gov.au/whats-on/unveiled/videos