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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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Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Vic ...Images: 1
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum VictoriaFrom: Port Fairy, Australia Images: 1
'Butterfly costume'. Portrait of a young girl wearing a white hooped dress with wings attached to the back. She is sitting on a stool or small step ladder.
Man smoking a pipe and holding the mouth of a horse. Foal and horse drawn vehicle beside them.Images: 1
Young woman in fancy dress sitting on the ground in the orchard stroking a black cat.
This necklace was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in the 1970s. It was worn by the donor. According to ex General & Marketing Manager of Prue Acton Pty Ltd all ...
A line of six children dressed 'back to front' as woman rag dolls. They wear masks with faces on the back of their heads and aprons.