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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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One of sixty-nine black and white and sepia photographs in a bound album [six of which are loose] taken by A J Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria expedition to Kent ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
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 ...From: Ballarat, Australia Images: 1
Crowd of men posed, in sporting attire, at ( dockyard ? ) railway yard. Ford Cycling Club.Images: 1
Glass plate negative portrait of Matilda Lang (nee Gilchrist), Ellen D'Arcy Harvie (nee Lang), D'Arcy Thomas Harvie and Donald D'Arcy Harvie in a garden. Donald Harvie is probably aroun ...Images: 1
Portrait of a young girl wearing a bonnet and an oversized dress sitting in an elaborate chair pretending to knit.From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
Group of seven, women and men, in 'Sunday best', posed against fence in bushland setting.Images: 1
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum VictoriaFrom: Heidelberg, Australia Images: 1
Glass negative out of focus.Images: 1
'Funny photograph with Harold Pitts'. A boy and girl, dressed as older man and woman, sit on a log under trees as 'lovers'. A folded umbrella is beside the log. Another person stands t ...From: Merrigum, Australia Images: 1
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 ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1