Here Come the Brides: Packing and Mounting Unveiled – Te Papa Lecture
When: Saturday 17 December 2011, 1pm–2pm
Where: Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa, Wellington
Cost: Free entry
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, an exciting touring exhibition which opens at Te Papa on Saturday 17 December. Keira’s talk will cover textile conservation, the unexpected complexities of mannequin choice, and even wig construction!
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).