The female form through time – a new online exhibition from Newcastle’s Discovery Museum

A new online exhibition by Newcastle’s Discovery Museum charts how girls’s our bodies have been artificially modified from the Victorian interval to the early 2000s.

The Female Form Through Time, accessible now to view on Google Arts & Culture to coincide with National Women’s Month, reveals how the female silhouette has modified through time, as a consequence of adjustments in trend and evolving attitudes in society.

The clothes objects displayed are from Discovery Museum’s intensive Costume assortment. The exhibition is accompanied by a movie on the altering intricacies of Victorian underwear, that includes a boned corset from the 1860s and different objects which can be viewed here.

The movie reveals Helen Vasey, Assistant Keeper of History behind the scenes in Discovery Museum’s Costume shops, as she shares the complexities and layers of varied materials and underwear varieties that Victorian girls would have worn.

Assistant Keeper of History Helen Vasey: “Women have been artificially altering the form of their our bodies for hundreds of years to observe trend. Body sculpting undergarments, padding and optical illusions have all been used to create the specified silhouette.

A Victorian corset from 1860

“Our Costume Store excursions have been amongst the preferred occasions at Discovery Museum earlier than the pandemic. This exhibition and movie permit a glimpse into this assortment, and show to what lengths girls – in comparatively current historical past – went to when dressing, and the way attitudes to trend have been formed by society and occasions.”

From Victorian crinolines and the liberations of post-World War I through to the ability dressing of the Eighties and the shell fits of the Nineteen Nineties, The Female Form Through Time gives a fascinating snapshot of ladies’s trend although the collections.

More of Discovery Museum will be explored online at Google Arts & Culture, with a Virtual Tour and exhibition Colourful Discoveries, delving into the collections through a kaleidoscopic lens of color.

Tyne and Wear Archives protects and preserves 1.1 million objects in its assortment. Now greater than ever it believes artwork, tradition and heritage sit firmly on the coronary heart of the North East. Donate today.

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Newcastle’s Discovery Museum will reopen at stage three of the federal government’s roadmap (from May 17) and can verify opening dates and particulars nearer the time.

Don’t miss our Memory Lane native historical past web site that is filled with archive images and has a simple-to-use image colourisation device.

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