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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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Black and white booklet titled 'Knitting for the Forces'. Cover features painted image of cheerful-looking army, navy and air force personnel. Includes patterns for three pillovers, a c ...Images: 3
Letter from Anna Hardmack to Robert Salter dated 22 December 1938. Anna thanks Robert Salter for his Christmas gift and sends her best wishes for his reunion with his fiancée. Robert mi ...From: Carlton, Australia Images: 3
Poster with the slogan 'Please Don't Spit' issued by the Victorian Tuberculosis Association, circa 1950s. It was used in the Simpson's Gloves Factory, where it was found in a large stor ...Images: 1
Envelope for a letter from Anna Hardmack to Robert Salter dated 22 December 1938. Anna thanks Robert Salter for his Christmas gift and sends her best wishes for his reunion with his fia ...From: Carlton, Australia Images: 1
Letter from Aileen Cartwell to Mrs Ida Salter, wife of Robert Salter, dated 22 December 1939. The letter informs Mrs Salter that steps have been taken to rectify the cancellation of vis ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 3
Ship menu from the TMS Dempo dated 14 August, kept as a souvenir by Robert Salter, of his journey from Austria to Australia. Robert Salter fled Vienna just before the German annexation ...Images: 5
Map from the SS Nieuw Zeeland kept as a souvenir by Robert Salter, of his journey from Austria to Australia. Robert Salter fled Vienna just before the German annexation of Austria in 19 ...Images: 3
Ship menu from the TMS Dempo dated 27 July, kept as a souvenir by Robert Salter, of his journey from Austria to Australia. Robert Salter fled Vienna just before the German annexation of ...Images: 6