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Clothing & Textiles Collection
Image: Jacket - Blue Vinyl Mini
Source: Museum Victoria
This collection consists of clothing and textiles produced and used in historical and contemporary contexts in Victoria. It encompasses social history, design, manufacturing and craftsmanship.
Providing insight into the design, materials, manufacturing techniques and processes, and use and context of clothing and textiles in Victoria, it documents people's responses to their natural and built environments.
Clothing is broadly defined as anything that covers, adorns and accessorises the body. Textiles are broadly defined as vegetable, animal or synthetic materials enhanced by hand or machine to form threads, ropes and sheets of material that can be used to create other products.
Clothing and textiles are a significant form of material culture, and have also been acquired and interpreted in the context of other collection areas, such as Migration History, Childhood and Public Life.
- A comprehensive range of objects from several key Victorian manufacturers, some of which no longer exist, including the Simpson's Glove Factory and the Grenoble's glove collection.
- The Prue Acton Collection is of national significance as a record of the career of one of Australia's leading fashion designers from the 1960s to the 1980s.
- The Economic Botany Collection holds valuable 19th- and early 20th-century samples of both raw and manufactured textile materials.
- The Indigenous Cultures Collection includes a large range of clothing and textiles, including highly significant and unique 19th-century material.
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Full length portrait of Olive Pitts.
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Ellendale, Australia Images: 1
One of thirty-two photographs in a bound album which is covered in red cloth. The cover of the album is embossed in black ink and gold leaf with a bird and butterfly motif and inscribed ...Images: 1
Almost full length portrait of a woman wearing a hat featuring a large plume of feathers. In the view she faces the camera and is not wearing her gloves.
Portrait of woman wearing casual clothes. Possibly following wedding to Reuben Inch.
Exterior of butchers shop with butcher leaning against the wall. The small shop constructed of wood and fibro cement, features a sloping verandah supported by two posts. A small lean to ...