Births, Deaths and Marriages

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2012 – 2015

It is interesting to look at the traditions and customs we associate with our most significant life events. Births, deaths and marriages are arguably the most acknowledged life events that we, as a community, celebrate or pay respect to. It therefore follows that the creation of specific clothing, trinkets, and mementos for such events form a large part of these ceremonies. The Births, Deaths and Marriages exhibition features objects such as christening gowns, wedding dresses, mourning clothing and the associated ephemera. They demonstrate how we honour these significant occasions and how they change over time according to fashion and social etiquette.

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