The Historic Clothing Project closed at the end of 2014. It was originally only intended to run for four years but the generosity of the Museum’s Friends organisation allowed it to continue for a further three years. The skills that the members of the Needlework Group learned will be retained in an on-going programme of clothing repair and maintenance and many of them will continue to be involved with the Project through Museum demonstrations and exhibitions.
We will continue to offer specialist talks both on and off site as well as temporary exhibitions on site. The next exhibition featuring the work of the Historic Clothing Project will run from 15 to 20 March 2015.
On September 27 2015 we will be holding a Historic Clothing Day with a number of specialist speakers. The work of the Museum’s Historic Clothing Project will be on display together with a series of new contemporary art works that it has inspired, created by three artists from the Department of Fine Art at the University of Chichester.