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A fashion seminar day in association with Bankfield Museum

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A fashion seminar day in association with Bankfield Museum

This event has been cancelled. 

This one-day seminar hosted by the Brontë Parsonage Museum and Calderdale Museums seeks to examine how historic costumes in museum collections are used as inspiration for film and TV dramas. It will consider topics including what costume on screen can tell us about characters, the role of costume designers in shaping the public’s understanding of historic dress and the influence historians and historical consultants can have on shaping the public’s view of costume and
history. There will be a range of speakers from academic, fashion, television and design
backgrounds, including Susannah Buxton, the Bafta and Emmy award nominated costume
designer for Downton Abbey, Poldark and Wuthering Heights (1998).

The day will also include the opportunity to have a closer examination of historic costume in the collection at Bankfield Museum and tours of the new ‘As Seen on TV’ exhibition featuring costumes from some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas including
Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Downton Abbey and Victoria.

Tickets cost £50 per person and include lunch and refreshments. Please book online using the link on this page or by calling 01535 640192.

We are pleased to offer two funded places, open to applications from anyone whose personal financial circumstances may otherwise prevent them from being able to attend the seminar day. Please send a statement of no more than 500 words to explaining why you would like to attend the day, along with your name, email address and telephone number. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1 May 2020. Travel and accommodation costs not included.
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